Muhittin Ataman

Muhittin Ataman

Prof. Dr. Muhittin Ataman graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in the department of International Relations at Ankara University. Ataman obtained his M.A. at Central Oklahoma University and his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Ataman is currently a faculty member at the International Relations department at Yildirim Beyazit University and is also SETA’s Deputy General Director.
The Khashoggi case A litmus test for the Saudi state

The Khashoggi case: A litmus test for the Saudi state

October 31, 2018
The Khashoggi murder pushes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become more dependent on global powers, in particular the United States.
Implications of the Khashoggi case for Middle Eastern politics

Implications of the Khashoggi case for Middle Eastern politics

October 24, 2018
The Khashoggi case will have negative effects on the projections proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. First, the case will obstruct the implementation of the "Deal of the Century" because the linchpin of the deal, the crown prince, has been linked to the journalist's death.
Saudi Arabia before and after the Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia before and after the Khashoggi case

October 17, 2018
Riyadh has been supporting Trump's Middle Eastern projects such as the punishment of Iran, limiting Turkey in the region, preventing the empowerment of moderate Islam in the region and fulfilling the "Deal of the Century." The cost of abandoning the Saudi regime seems quite high for Trump.
Saudi miscalculates with Khashoggi

Saudi miscalculates with Khashoggi

October 10, 2018
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will fuel anti-Riyadh sentiment in the Western world and damage Saudi Arabia's reputation across the globe.
Turkey EU step into a new era

Turkey, EU step into a new era

October 3, 2018
The normalization of Turkey-EU relations is a development that inspires hope, even as global concerns such as migration, populism, the trade war, security threats and so on grow more intense.
Emirati claims for regional expansionism

Emirati claims for regional expansionism

September 26, 2018
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently emerged as a revisionist and expansionist state, not only in the Middle East but also in North Africa, the Horn of Africa and even the Balkans. The UAE, trying to fill the power vacuum created after the Arab Spring, has changed its strategic calculations from the Gulf to a much larger region.
Fortifying and nourishing Turkish-Russian relations

Fortifying and nourishing Turkish-Russian relations

September 19, 2018
Talks on Syria have brought Ankara and Moscow closer together, and are helping in developments and collaboration on other bilateral issues such as nuclear energy, natural gas, tourism and trade.
The clash of interests in Idlib

The clash of interests in Idlib

September 12, 2018
Nowadays, the world has been monitoring the fragile situation in Syria's Idlib province, the last stronghold of the Syrian opposition forces. It seems that the future of the city will strongly influence, if not determine, the future of the seven-year Syrian civil war.
Balancing against American hegemony

Balancing against American hegemony

September 5, 2018
Today, the American political and economic hegemony is in crisis. While the U.
US administration drives Turkey closer to Russia EU

US administration drives Turkey closer to Russia, EU

August 29, 2018
After its otherization and alienation by the U.S.