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Gareth Jenkins (Updated September 29, 2020)

Gareth Jenkins is a British national who has been living and working in Istanbul since 1989. He is currently a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, a transatlantic research and policy initiative between the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. He is also a Country of Origin Information (COI) expert for the International Refugee Rights Initiative in Oxford, United Kingdom, and a Consulting Fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

During his first ten years in Turkey, Gareth Jenkins worked primarily as a journalist for international wire services, newspapers and periodicals, covering a range of political, economic and social issues related to Turkey and the surrounding region. Amongst others, he has written for Reuters, Time magazine, Newsweek, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the International Herald Tribune, Bridge News, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the European, the Financial Times, Global Agribusiness, Farm Journal magazine, Doing Business in Turkey, Jane’s Intelligence Review, International Affairs, Al Ahram Weekly, Turkey Analyst, Eurasia Daily Monitor, Survival, Strategic Comment, Strategic Survey, Turkey Analyst, Foreign Report and National Geographic.

Although he has continued to write and provide commentaries for the international media on various aspects of Turkish politics and economics, over the last 15 years Gareth Jenkins has increasingly concentrated on consulting, analysis and research related to Turkey and its region. During this time, he has provided services to a wide range of companies, professional bodies, governmental institutions and international organizations in numerous fields, including political analysis, risk analysis, security issues and the business environment.

His main fields of expertise are: Turkish domestic politics, security issues, civil-military relations, the Kurdish issue, political Islam, foreign policy, social change, economics and the business environment.

His publications include:

  • Context and Circumstance: The Turkish Military and Politics (Oxford: OUP, 2001).
  • Political Islam in Turkey: Running West, Heading East? (New York: Palgrave, 2008).
  • Between Fact and Fantasy: Turkey’s Ergenekon Investigation (Silk Road Paper, August 2009).
  • Occasional Allies, Enduring Rivals: Turkey’s Relations with Iran (Silk Road Paper, May 2012).
  • Turkey: A Modern History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).
  • The PKK Insurgency (London: Routledge, 2018).

Gareth Jenkins (Updated April 26, 2018)

Gareth Jenkins is a British national who has been living and working in Istanbul since 1989. He is currently a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, a transatlantic research and policy initiative between the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. He is also a Country of Origin Information (COI) expert for the International Refugee Rights Initiative in Oxford, United Kingdom, and a Consulting Fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

During his first ten years in Turkey, Gareth Jenkins worked primarily as a journalist for international wire services, newspapers and periodicals, covering a range of political, economic and social issues related to Turkey and the surrounding region. Amongst others, he has written for Reuters, Time magazine, Newsweek, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the International Herald Tribune, Bridge News, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the European, the Financial Times, Global Agribusiness, Farm Journal magazine, Doing Business in Turkey, Jane’s Intelligence Review, International Affairs, Al Ahram Weekly, Turkey Analyst, Eurasia Daily Monitor, Survival, Strategic Comment, Strategic Survey, Turkey Analyst, Foreign Report and National Geographic.

Although he has continued to write and provide commentaries for the international media on various aspects of Turkish politics and economics, over the last 15 years Gareth Jenkins has increasingly concentrated on consulting, analysis and research related to Turkey and its region. During this time, he has provided services to a wide range of companies, professional bodies, governmental institutions and international organizations in numerous fields, including political analysis, risk analysis, security issues and the business environment.

His main fields of expertise are: Turkish domestic politics, security issues, civil-military relations, the Kurdish issue, political Islam, foreign policy, social change, economics and the business environment.

His publications include:

  • Context and Circumstance: The Turkish Military and Politics (Oxford: OUP, 2001).
  • Political Islam in Turkey: Running West, Heading East? (New York: Palgrave, 2008).
  • Between Fact and Fantasy: Turkey’s Ergenekon Investigation (Silk Road Paper, August 2009).
  • Occasional Allies, Enduring Rivals: Turkey’s Relations with Iran (Silk Road Paper, May 2012).
  • Turkey: A Modern History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).
  • The PKK Insurgency (London: Routledge, 2018).

Claire Berlinski (Updated February 26, 2017)

Claire Berlinski joined AFPC as the Senior Fellow for Turkey in March 2012. Ms. Berlinski is a City Journal contributing editor, a freelance investigative journalist, traveler writer, biographer, and novelist who lives in Istanbul. She is the author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too, and There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters.

Her journalism has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, First Post, the Oxford International Review, The American, Asia Times, the Globe and Mail, the New York Sun, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Policy Review, Radio Free Europe, World Affairs Journal, among others. She is also author of two spy novels and frequent guest on local and international radio talk shows.

Claire Berlinski (Updated February 12, 2013)

Claire Berlinski joined AFPC as the Senior Fellow for Turkey in March 2012. Ms. Berlinski is a City Journal contributing editor, a freelance investigative journalist, traveler writer, biographer, and novelist who lives in Istanbul. She is the author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too, and There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters.

Her journalism has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, First Post, the Oxford International Review, The American, Asia Times, the Globe and Mail, the New York Sun, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Policy Review, Radio Free Europe, World Affairs Journal, among others. She is also author of two spy novels and frequent guest on local and international radio talk shows.

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Lisa Aronson Wein (Updated January 12, 2017)

Lisa Aronson Wein is former Senior Analyst at CEB and a recent graduate of the masters program Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she specialized in European Studies and International Economics. While attending SAIS she worked at Frontier Strategy Group, a research and advisory firm that serves executives looking to expand into emerging markets, and the United States Department of Commerce Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis. She has also held positions at the Population Reference Bureau and the American Foreign Policy Council. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida.

Russell Berman (Updated April 7, 2011)

Russell A. Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His areas of specialization include modern European culture, trans-Atlantic relations, anti-Americanism and terrorism. Recent publications include Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty and Western Culture (Lincoln: University of Iowa Press, 2007), Anti-Americanism in Europe: A Cultural Problem (Stanford: Hoover Press, 2008) and Freedom or Terror: Europe Faces Jihad (Stanford: Hoover Press, 2010).

Anonymous

AFPC thanks our anonymous authors for their generous contributions to the World Almanac of Islamism.

Anonymous

AFPC thanks our anonymous authors for their generous contributions to the World Almanac of Islamism.

Jonathan Laurence

Jonathan Laurence is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Nonresident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy studies at the Brookings Institution (Washington, DC). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2006.

Doug Dubrowski

Doug Dubrowski is a former researcher with the American Foreign Policy Council.

Doug Dubrowski

Doug Dubrowski is a former researcher with the American Foreign Policy Council.