Topics: International Relations
Regional focus: Europe
Middle East and North Africa
Russia and Eurasia
Origin: Turkey
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Galip Dalay is a scholar and think tanker specializing on Middle Eastern and Turkish politics.

Dalay has worked in academia and thinks tanks in different capacities: he was IPC – Mercator Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), non-resident fellow at Brookings Institution, Doha Centre and visiting scholar at the University of Oxford. Moreover, he was research director at Al Sharq Forum, visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Science (IWM) in Vienna, senior associate fellow at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, and political researcher at SETA Foundation in Ankara.

His current research focuses on the question of regionalism and regional order in the Middle East, Turkish politics, Turkish foreign policy, regional Kurdish politics, Middle East politics with a particular focus on Syria, Iraq and Iran, as well as history and politics of Turkish - Western/European relations.

Dalay’s pieces and analysis have appeared on Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, Newsweek, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Open Democracy, Middle East Eye and The World Politics Review. He is also a foreign policy columnist for Karar daily in Turkey.

After his undergraduate studies at Istanbul University and a Master at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Dalay joined the Ph.D. program in History at the University of Oxford.


Last updated: 2020