Gloria Shkurti Özdemir completed her BA in Political Science and International Relations in Albania. She finished her Master studies at Sakarya University with her thesis entitled “A Lethal Weapon that Became the Cure-all for Terrorism: Discursive Construction of the U.S. Dronified Warfare.” She is a PhD candidate at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University and her thesis focuses on the application of the artificial intelligence in the military by taking as a case the U.S.-China rivalry. Her main research interests include U.S. foreign policy, drone warfare, and artificial intelligence. Currently, she is a researcher in the Energy Studies Directorate at SETA Foundation. She is also working as the Assistant to Editor-in-Chief of Insight Turkey, a journal published by SETA Foundation.
This analysis focuses on the position of different U.S. actors regarding the Turkish-Russian energy relations and, specifically, on TurkStream which is one of the most important projects undertaken by the two states.