Author: Sinem Cengiz

Sinem Cengiz

Sinem Cengiz is a researcher at Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center and a non-resident fellow at the Washington-based Gulf International Forum. She is a regular columnist for Arab News newspaper and a member of the Women in Foreign Policy (DPK) Initiative. She is the author of the book Turkish-Saudi relations: Cooperation and Competition in the Middle East and co-editor of the book The Making of Contemporary Kuwait: Identity, Politics, and Its Survival Strategy. In her research, she focuses on the international relations of the Gulf and Turkey’s relations with the GCC states. Cengiz was born and raised in Kuwait and is currently based in Doha. She tweets at @SinemCngz

Iraq

From Concerns to Collaboration: Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait and the Development Ro...

Geopolitics

Turkey’s diplomatic skill and mediation have been central to its relationship with Kuwait, particularly during...

GCC

From Past to Present: Ghabga, Gargeean, and the Gulf’s Ramadan

Society & Culture

In the middle of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, after the sun goes down,...

GCC

Expats as Homegrown Heroes: The Rise of Women’s Cricket in the Gulf

Society & Culture

Amna Sharif was born and raised in Kuwait and has lived there for all of...

KSA

The Jeddah Summit: Unveiling Saudi Diplomacy’s Objectives

Geopolitics

Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the Jeddah Summit marked a significant step in Riyadh’s diplomatic strategy,...

GCC

Traveling Through History on the Forgotten Hejaz Railway

Geopolitics

Imagine boarding a train in Istanbul, and arriving in a city in the Gulf region...

GCC

The GCC’s Tilt Toward Asian Regional Organizations

Defense & Security

Over the past year, the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have grown steadily...

GCC

How the Gulf Fell in Love with Turkish Cinema

Society & Culture

In 2022, “Bergen,” a Turkish biopic based on the life story of the namesake singer,...

KSA

The Emergence of Saudi-Turkish Relations: Ataturk and Ibn Saud’s Pragmati...

Geopolitics

There is a conventional – even clichéd – understanding that Turkey had frosty relations with...

GCC

Turkey-GCC Relations: From Personal Diplomacy to Institutional Version?

Geopolitics

Today, many leaders use personal diplomacy in establishing relations with foreign leaders as a “shortcut”...

UAE

Turkey-UAE Rapprochement and Prospects for Regional Stability

Geopolitics

On November 24th, 2021, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi...

GCC

China is Quietly Mending the Turkish-GCC Split

Geopolitics

The recent climate of detente between Turkey and the Gulf appears to have had an...

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