Emre Caliskan

Hadid Scholar, DPIR Hardship Fund Recipient

Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government

Research Topic:

Turkey as Middle Power, Weak State: The Influence of Turkish Islamist Movements in Turkey’s Sub-Saharan Africa Policy
International Relations Network
St Antony's College
DPhil International Relations

Emre Caliskan is a PhD candidate in International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. His dissertation explores the role of Turkish Islamic non-state actors in Turkey’s foreign policy making in Sub-Saharan Africa. His other interests include transnational Islam, Middle East politics, and Islamist movements in Sub-Saharan Africa. He holds an MA in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College. Emre is a co-author, with Simon A Waldman, of, The New Turkey and Its Discontents (Hurst and Co and Oxford University Press: 2017), which assesses social, religious and political polarisation under President Erdogan’s AKP and the likely consequences for Turkey’s evolution. Emre is also a political analyst and freelance consultant who previously worked for IHS Markit, now as part of S&P. As a former journalist, he worked for the BBC Turkish Service, Cumhuriyet, and the Turkish public broadcaster TRT, as a foreign correspondent based in Ankara, Damascus, Beijing and London. He is also a research fellow at the Foreign Policy Centre.