Kaan Devecioğlu

Biography

  • North African Studies Senior Researcher

 

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.

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...