Abdinor Hassan Dahir

Abdinor Hassan Dahir is a Deputy Researcher at TRT World Research Centre, and Project Coordinator for the TRT World Citizen initiative. Prior to joining TRT World, Abdinor was a Ship Chartering Executive at Negmar Denizcilik Yatirim A.S in Istanbul, and a permanent Secretary at Faculty of Management Sciences at SIMAD University in Somalia. He was trained and worked at the Public Relations Department at Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management and a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration from Sakarya University in Turkey, with a thesis titled “Aid in Foreign Policy: the case of Turkey-Somalia Relations”. His main research interests include foreign policy, development studies, foreign aid, Turkish-Africa relations, and African governance and geopolitics.
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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Issues and Significance

Africa’s most populous nation and the continent’s largest economy is heading to the polls on February 16, 2019, to elect the President and National...

2019: The Year Ahead

This report provides a look ahead at 2019, focusing on what TRT World Research Centre researchers believe will be some of the most significant...

Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform

The question of why democracy in Africa failed or succeeded has long been debated in academia. Nic Cheeseman, in his book, Democracy in Africa:...

Ethiopia brims with hope, but it’s fragile

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has the momentum to strengthen Ethiopia's democratic institutions and restore trust in the system. The trick is to turn...

Turkey’s 2018 elections: Africa wants a strong, stable Turkey

Turkey and Africa share many visions regarding their future and have mutually beneficial relationshipsTurkey’s relations with Africa date back to Ottoman era. However, due...

African Migrants in Israel: Neither Safe nor Sound

In January 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the implementation of a policy to deport tens of thousands of African migrants who entered...

Ethiopia-Eritrea border rapprochement: Rewards and responsibilities

Addis Ababa's recent decision to accept the EEBC ruling is a great opportunity for sustainable peace after two decades of conflict between the two...

Ethiopia and the Gulf Crisis: The shifting regional power balance conundrum

Ethiopia's move to replace the United Arab Emirates in a strategic port in Djibouti is testament to the country's commitment to hegemony in the...

Israel’s return to Africa might fail in the face of mass deportations

Israel wants to return to Africa. But it doesn't want Africans to come to Israel.The African continent has been popping up on the agenda...

The Trump administration is restricting itself to security in Africa

The Trump doctrine in Africa is limited to security, and the administration sees the whole continent as a threat to be managed. This could...

Horn of Africa Caught in Between the Qatar-GCC Crisis: Case Studies of Somalia and Sudan

The Qatar-GCC crisis has had a negative impact on Sudan and Somalia. Both countries, as the rivalry heated up, were compelled to adjust to...

Transforming Humanitarian Aid: A Refined Approach

This session dealt with transforming the conventional humanitarian aid system towards a more refined assistance approach. It kicked off with two fundamental questions posted...

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