Gökhan Ereli

Biography

  • Gulf Studies Coordinator, ORSAM
  • PhD Candidate, METU International Relations

Having graduated from Kırıkkale University International Relations Department in 2014-2015 with the highest CGPA in his graduating class, Ereli enrolled in the Middle East Technical University (METU) International Relations Master’s with thesis program in 2015. He earned his master’s degree with the thesis titled “The impact of American exceptionalism on US foreign policy”. Currently, he continues to study on his dissertation as a PhD Candidate in International Relations at Middle East Technical University (METU). At the same time, Ereli works as the Gulf Studies Coordinator at Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM),  and is interested in the Gulf (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar) and American foreign policy. His academic interests are Middle East in World Politics, identity politics, post-positivist International Relations Theories, Contemporary French Philosophy, Religion and Nationalism. Ereli speaks fluent English and beginner Arabic.

 

Biden Administration’s Saudi Dilemma

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