Author: Dr. Ali Bakeer

Dr. Ali Bakeer

Dr. Ali Bakeer is an Ankara-based political analyst and researcher. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and international relations.


A Strained Relationship: the Complexities of Turkish-Gulf Relations


On October 7, 2020, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a one-day working visit to...


Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!


Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries)...

Turkey’s Involvement in Gulf Security

Defense & Security

In a volatile global environment, small states tend to rely more on hedging as a...

Making Sense of Qatar’s Military Buildup...

Defense & Security

In terms of geography and demography, Qatar is considered a small state, especially in comparison...


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