Kaan Devecioğlu

Biography

  • North African Studies Coordinator

He completed his PhD at Istanbul Medeniyet University, Department of International Relations, with his thesis on "U.S. – China Competition in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait from the Perspective of Power Transition Theory (2011 – 2021)". He conducted field research on sustainable development in North Africa and in Red Sea at Sudan, Tunisia, and Algeria. His research interests include politics, economy, security, and terrorism developments in Africa, with a special focus on Africa in Turkish foreign policy, the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, Sudan, and the Sahel. His articles and book chapters have been published in peer-reviewed journals, and his analyses and opinions have appeared in the media and in many international publications. Devecioğlu is proficient in Turkish and English and learning Arabic and French.

Sudan’s Breaking Point: The Deepening Conflict and Possible Solutions

After the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir's 30-year regime in 2019 through a popular uprising, Sudan entered a political transition period. However,...

Strengthening Ties in Türkiye-Africa Relations

Türkiye's relations with Africa have been growing steadily over the past 20 years. Türkiye is engaged in strong relationships with the...

Threats to Red Sea Security and Regional Implications

Following the events of October 7, the Houthi missile and drone attacks on Israeli-flagged ships passing through Bab el-Mandeb have brought the issue...

The Toll of Sudan’s Civil War on its First Anniversary

Sudan has entered the first year of its civil war, a power struggle between two generals, with  Sudanese society bearing the cost. Throughout...

The Current State of the Civil War in Sudan and the Responsibilities of the International Community

Following the ousting of Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, Sudan entered a tumultuous period. Under Bashir's nearly three-decade-long rule, the...

Can Ethiopia-Somaliland Deal Spell Disaster for East Africa

Tensions around the Horn of Africa are rising since landlocked Ethiopia signed a preliminary agreement with Somaliland on January 1 to gain access to...

The Horn of Africa at a Crossroads: Making Sense of the Somalia-Ethiopian Tensions

On January 1st, in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ethiopia and the separatist region of...

North African Countries’ Approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Türkiye

The Gaza factions in Palestine launched an intense offensive on Saturday, October 7, in which dozens of fighters entered Israeli towns near the Gaza...

Coup Ecosystem in the Sahel and Niger

Situated at a strategic location between North and West African countries, Niger is a country that regional and global interactions directly affect....

Algeria wants deeper relations with Russia

Russia is deepening its relations with Algeria, especially in the military sphere. The intensification of Western influence in Morocco in recent...

A New Dimension in the Sudan Crisis: Clash Between Army and Rapid Support Forces

In Sudan, protests against President Omar al-Bashir erupted in December 2018, and in the aftermath, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) was...