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Emrullah Uslu, PhD

Dr. Emrullah Uslu is a full-time professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at VIU. He holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science from the University of Utah. He also holds an MA in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York, an MA in Journalism from Ankara University in Turkey and a Bachelor of Arts from Turkish National Police Academy in Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Uslu’s academic experience includes supervising student research and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at a number of institutions both in the US and abroad. Dr. Uslu’s research interests include Middle East politics, terrorism and political violence, international relations, and comparative politics. He has been published in many books and book chapters, most recently a book in Turkish called Deep State Threat Map: Kurds and Islamists. Dr. Uslu’s article “A Shattered Dream of Establishing a Turkey-Egypt Axis: What Went Wrong?” is under review at Middle East Critique and he is currently researching Turkey’s peace initiative with Kurdish fighters. He is often quoted by international media outlets, including Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Al-Jazeera, Guardian, London Times, and the Asia Times, as well as other national and major Turkish media outlets. He contributes to the Istanbul-based English daily Today’s Zaman and the Turkish daily Taraf. As a practitioner, Dr. Uslu is a Turkish terrorism expert. He worked as a policy analyst for the Turkish National Police’s counter-terrorism units and headquarters; he also served as a researcher for the Ministry of Interior. He has also worked as a policy analyst for the Washington, DC-based think-tank Jamestown Foundation.