Betul Dogan Akkas


Betul Dogan Akkas is an assistant professor of international relations and vice president of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Ankara University. She is also a co-convenor of the BISA Working Group International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia. In her research, she examines foreign policy, security strategies, and political culture in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. Dogan Akkas also covers the involvement of the GCC states in the Yemen war and Turkey-GCC relations.

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Turkey-Kuwait Ties Grow Amid Regional Balancing

Cooperation agreements between Turkey and Kuwait aim to capitalize on opportunities to bolster economic, diplomatic, and defense relations, however Ankara will have to navigate carefully as it seeks to balance ties in the Gulf.

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Turkey's Ties With Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Walking Back 10 Years of Tensions

The recent thaw in relations seems to be a positive step for these former regional adversaries toward deepening ties, but unresolved political conflicts may continue to fester.