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Omer Taspinar


Omer Taspinar is a professor of national security strategy at the National War College, focusing on the political economy of Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey. Formerly a foreign policy fellow and director of the Turkey Program at the Brookings Institution, he is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of Kurdish Nationalism and Political Islam in Turkey: Kemalist Identity in Transition (Routledge, 2005).

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