The program focuses on Turkey as a case to examine the historical and global processes that shape contemporary states and societies. In particular, our research provides a critical and in-depth analysis of authoritarianism, nationalist and religious politics, and struggles for justice and democratization in the country. Turkey's changing foreign policy vis-a-vis the EU, US, China, and Russia, as well as its military and diplomatic endeavors in the Middle East, are central issues in the Program's agenda.
A Muslim Counter-Hegemony?
Turkey’s Soft Power Strategies and Islamophobia
The Reckoning of Pluralism
Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey