Ersel Aydinli

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

1957 E Street NW
Suite 502
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-0969
Fax: (202) 999-5477

Ersel Aydinli was a post-doctoral research fellow during the 2004–2005 academic year with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He is on leave from his position as an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara. Before pursuing an academic career, Dr. Aydinli served as an officer in the counter-terrorism department of the Istanbul police. He lectures frequently for international organizations, such as NATO, on counter-terrorism issues.

Dr. Aydinli's current research is on the evolution of non-state security actors with a focus on global Islamist terrorist networks. His works have appeared in such journals as International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Current History, Security Dialogue, Middle Eastern Studies and World Today. He is the co-editor (with James Rosenau) of Globalization, Security and the Nation State: Paradigms in Transition (SUNY Press, 2005).

Focus: Security, Turkey, Middle East


International relations theory, Non-state actors, Terrorism, Turkey's security politics and foreign policy

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2007

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