Zeynep Koc

About Zeynep Koc

Zeynep Koç is a research fellow at Al Sharq Forum, and she currently leads the research on the US - Middle East Relations and the political economy of regional integration at the Forum. Prior to joining Al Sharq, she was a Dr. Herchel Smith fellow at the University of Cambridge conducting Economic and Anthropological research about the MENA region. Zeynep has an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. from Williams College in Economics and Arabic Studies.
23 Oct, 2018

What Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tells us about the West’s ‘friendly’ autocrats

Zeynep Koc | 23 October 2018

Jamal Khashoggi left this world in a way that can only be described as monstrous. Saudi Arabia has finally admitted that he was killed - but it took weeks to get here, and the location of his [...]

What Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tells us about the West’s ‘friendly’ autocrats2020-08-11T12:52:50+03:00
24 Sep, 2018

US-Turkey crisis: Mixing foreign policy with financial threats is a mistake

Zeynep Koc | 24 September 2018

Eminent journalist Bob Woodward’s new book Fear: Trump in the White House reveals the unorthodox and dangerous agendas being pushed within the administration of US President Donald Trump. In one scene, former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn allegedly [...]

US-Turkey crisis: Mixing foreign policy with financial threats is a mistake2020-08-11T12:52:52+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
14 Feb, 2018

What do Trump’s Twitter account, Nikki Haley and Raza Zarrab have in common?

Zeynep Koc | 14 February 2018

Iran entered the new year with protests that dominated headlines, filling the vacuum in the western media left by the holidays. It seems to have caught people by surprise that Iranians were protesting with rigor and prevalence [...]

What do Trump’s Twitter account, Nikki Haley and Raza Zarrab have in common?2020-08-11T12:52:57+03:00
22 Aug, 2016

Palestinian Issue and Israel in the Post Arab Uprisings Regional (Dis)Order

Hugh Lovatt Zeynep Koc | 22 August 2016 | AR

The regional (dis)order brought about as a result of the tectonic shifts set in motion by the Arab Uprisings have afforded Israel a number of opportunities to advance a process of backdoor normalization with the Arab world
Palestinian Issue and Israel in the Post Arab Uprisings Regional (Dis)Order2020-08-10T18:30:31+03:00
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