I am an Associate Professor of International Relations at Koç University.
I have received Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. My primary research interests are international cooperation and conflict. I am particularly interested in peace within countries and between countries, how peaceful relations emerge, and the role of conflict management and resolution in peaceful relations, including negotiation and mediation.
My current projects are on peaceful change and revenge, power transitions in middle east, terrorism and electoral politics, independence and violence, diplomatic relations, and democracy. My recent work has appeared or will be appearing in the Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Globalizations, International Studies Quarterly and British Journal of Political Science.