Ali Bakir

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Ali Bakir is an assistant professor at Qatar University’s Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences. Bakir writes extensively on the geopolitical and security developments in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on Turkey’s foreign and defense policies, and Turkey-Gulf relations.

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Mohammed bin Salman Visiting Turkey: A Litmus Test for Reconciliation

The Saudi crown prince’s trip to Ankara may resolve questions about the seriousness of reconciliation efforts between Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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Cementing the Emerging UAE-Turkey Relationship: The Iran Factor

The security dimension of the recent agreements between Turkey and the UAE shows an acknowledgment of the emerging shared threat perception stemming from the proliferation of pro-Iranian militias in the region.