About Fatih Şemsettin Işık

Fatih Şemsettin Işık is a graduate student at the department of International Relations in Central European University (CEU). Prior to his education, he worked as a research assistant and social media coordinator at Al Sharq Forum. After completing his undergraduate studies at the Department of Political Science in Bilkent University in 2015, he finished his MA studies at the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Istanbul Şehir University in 2019. He also served and reported dozens of pieces on regional issues as a journalist at Daily Sabah newspaper between 2014 and 2016. His areas of interest include Israeli politics, Turkish-Israeli Relations, Post-1979 Iranian Politics, Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Turkish Politics.
23 Nov, 2020

Prospects on the US-Israel Relations under Biden’s Presidency

Fatih Şemsettin Işık | 23 November 2020 | TR | AR

The expectations are high for Joe Biden’s incoming administration after winning the U.S. presidential election. Considering the wreck of problems left behind from the Trump administration, these expectations will be even higher regarding the [...]

Prospects on the US-Israel Relations under Biden’s Presidency2020-12-31T12:39:50+03:00
30 Sep, 2020

Israel-Arab Normalization: Reverting Legacies and Shifting Realities

Fatih Şemsettin Işık | 30 September 2020

The process of publicizing the clandestine relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) together with Bahrain reached its climax at a White House ceremony last week. With all controversies around the nature [...]

Israel-Arab Normalization: Reverting Legacies and Shifting Realities2020-09-30T14:12:18+03:00
25 Jun, 2020

After Three Elections: The New Cabinet and Prospects for Israeli Foreign Policy

Fatih Şemsettin Işık | 25 June 2020 | TR

As the new Israeli cabinet is finally sworn in and the debate on an annexation plan for the occupied territories in the West Bank is underway, the question of what foreign policy agenda Israel will follow is crucial.
After Three Elections: The New Cabinet and Prospects for Israeli Foreign Policy2020-08-14T13:16:28+03:00
19 Feb, 2020

What Netanyahu’s Meeting With al-Burhan Reveals About Israel’s New Africa Policy?

Fatih Şemsettin Işık | 19 February 2020

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to Uganda and met Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s transitional Sovereignty Council. The pair’s meeting in Entebbe was a striking development following a [...]

What Netanyahu’s Meeting With al-Burhan Reveals About Israel’s New Africa Policy?2020-08-09T14:19:59+03:00
27 Feb, 2019

Israel’s Rapprochement with the Arab States: Will Regional Interests Prevail Over International Recognition?

Fatih Şemsettin Işık | 27 February 2019 | TR

General elections are upcoming in Israel and current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will likely keep his post despite facing police investigations over several cases of alleged corruption. Even if he is removed from the [...]

Israel’s Rapprochement with the Arab States: Will Regional Interests Prevail Over International Recognition?2020-08-09T14:19:12+03:00
7 Jul, 2018

How Turkish democracy is a welcome change for Syrian refugees

Zeynep Koc Fatih Şemsettin Işık | 07 July 2018

"Citizenship means participating in the elections in a country and contributing to that country," said Joud Omar, a nine-year-old Syrian girl who has been living in Turkey with her family since 2012. "If I had [...]

How Turkish democracy is a welcome change for Syrian refugees2021-05-28T15:14:38+03:00
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