Merve Akın

Merve Akın is an Associate Researcher at TRT World Research Center. She holds Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University. She is currently MA student at Istanbul Sehir University in the same department. Her research interests are non-state actors, political violence and terrorism, proxy wars, Iranian foreign policy.
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Iran’s Warfighting Capabilities: Roots, Roles and Evolution

Although Iran's armament is restricted by international sanctions and arms embargoes, the country has still managed to develop its military capabilities to the extent...

Iran and Covid-19: How the Virus Spread from Iran across the Middle East

This info-pack focuses on how the virus spread from Iran across the Middle East, the reactions and measures of neighbouring countries, and the pandemic’s...

The Coronavirus Outbreak in Iran: Political and Economic Implications

This info-pack examines the spread of Covid-19 in Iran and the political and economic implications of the crisis.​Since February, Iran has been facing a...

The Killing of Qassem Soleimani: Regional Implications

This info-pack aims to reveal the personality of Qassem Soleimani and his critical role in Iran’s military strategy in the Middle East. It also...

Protests in Iraq: Have They Gone Past the Point of No Return?

Since the beginning of October 2019, widespread unrest has engulfed Baghdad with thousands of demonstrators protesting the regime due to a high unemployment rate,...

TRT World Forum 2018 Book

The TRT World Forum 2018, a two-day summit organised by the TRT World Research Centre, brought together a wide array of distinguished academics, journalists,...

A Self-Defeating War: Regional Powers and Local Actors in Yemen

This report examines the historical background of the north-south hostility in Yemen, the activities of actors on the ground, and interventions of regional actors.This...

The Economic Factor in the 2019 Local Elections in Turkey

This info pack analyses the potential impact of the national economy on local elections.This info pack analyses the potential impact of the national economy...

There can’t be a Yemen peace process without considering the South

As the southern independence dream and the UAE’s ambitious designs in Yemen continue to be ignored, the peace process which the Stockholm Agreement aims...

US Midterm Elections 2018: What is at Stake for the Middle East?

This info pack analyses why the November 2018 mid-term elections in the United States have been the subject of global attention, and why many...

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