Gökhan Ereli was born in Ankara in 1992. He graduated from Kırıkkale University, International Relations department with the highest CGPA in his graduating class. Upon graduating, he enrolled in Middle East Technical University (METU) International Relations Master’s with thesis program in 2015. He earned his Master’s degree with the thesis “The Impact of American Exceptionalism on U.S. Foreign Policy”. Currently, he continues his studies at Middle East Technical University (METU), International Relations Ph.D. program. Also, he is working as an expert within the body of ORSAM, Gulf Studies. While his main area of interest is the Gulf region and American foreign policy, his special area of interest is the foreign policies of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. He speaks advanced English and simple Arabic.