Oktay F. Tanrisever is a full Professor of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He is also the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences and the Chairperson of the Area Studies PhD Program at the same university. After graduating from the BSc and MSc programs in International Relations of the Middle East Technical University, he received his PhD degree from the University of London.
His research interests include the foreign policies of Turkey and Russia, security and peace-building in the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Caucasus and Asia, international politics of energy, water and environment as well as theories of international relations.
His recent publications include EU's Eastern Partners and the Vilnius Summit: Opportunities Seized and Missed, Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ), Vol.12, N.4, Winter 2014, pp. 99-107; Afghanistan and Central Asia: NATO's Role in Regional Security since 9/11, ed. Oktay F. Tanrisever, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2013, (co-authored with Prof. Gregory Gleason); A Bridge to Central Asia, per Concordiam: Journal of European Security and Defense Issues, Vol.4, No.3, 2013, pp.10-15.; Afghanistan's Borderlands and the Politics of Center-Periphery Relations Before and After 2014: A Case for Cautious Optimism, Caucasus International, Vol. 3, No.3, 2013, pp.151-164; and Turkey and Russia in the Black Sea Region: Dynamics of Cooperation and Conflict, EDAM Black Sea Discussion Papers, No.1, 2012, pp.1-26.