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.
The TurkStream pipeline, a milestone project for both Turkey and Russia, marks its first anniversary since it delivered the Russian natural gas to Turkey and Europe on Jan. 8, 2020. In a general evaluation of its first year, the pipeline can be considered as a success for both Turkey and Russia, while its achievements are expected to increase more in the following years.