Assistant General Coordinator, Director, Energy Studies, İstanbul
Kemal Inat received his BA in International Relations from Ankara University in 1992 and his MA from Siegen University in Germany in 1997. He received his Ph.D. from the same university upon completion of his doctoral thesis titled 21. Yüzyılın Başında Türkiyenin Ortadoğu Politikası. He edited the series of Ortadoğu Yıllığı published by SETA Foundation from 2005 to 2011, Türk Dış Politikası Yıllığı from 2009 to 2011 and other various international books. His articles have been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals. These include Finanspolitik & Ekonomik Yorumlar, Bilgi and Demokrasi Platformu. He currently teaches as a professor at International Relations department of Sakarya University on Middle East studies, Turkish foreign policy and international conflicts. He is also the head of the Institute of Social Sciences of Sakarya University.
What are the decisive factors in Turkey’s relations with various regions and partners? What policy should Turkey adopt to enhance or establish amicable relations and sustain existing ones? What is the place of the “increasing friends” policy in the near future of Turkish foreign policy?
The Geneva Talks held in order to find a diplomatic solution to the Syria problem failed as expected and attention is now turned again towards the front where the violence had never stopped during the talks.