Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui is Manager at TRT World Research Centre. Dr. Cherkaoui has an extensive experience in strategic management, research, and consultancy across international media, tertiary education, and the creative industries throughout the U.K., Qatar, Malaysia, and New Zealand. He is an expert in international media and strategic communications, and holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, for which he was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Studies. His research interests include international broadcasting, media discourse, international news framing, information warfare, public diplomacy, soft power, nation branding, image management, crisis communication, and political and military affairs – specifically within the MENA region. He has put forward several publications, including The News Media at War: The Clash of Western and Arab Networks in the Middle East (2017) (London: I.B. Tauris). As an academic, strategic communications researcher, and a senior manager within organizations, Dr. Cherkaoui displays excellent interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in four languages – English, French, Arabic, and German.
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Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency: Vision or Mirage?

This Policy Outlook outlines the contours of Macron's presidency and examines the roots of both his domestic engagements and his foreign policy vision, particular...

Turkey’s gas discovery fuels hopes for energy independence

The find could mark a new era for Turkey economically and strategically.The announcement made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the discovery of...

The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Global Outlook

This book is an endeavour to search for meaning through an examination of possible implications of the Covid-19 pandemic from a variety of angles...

Srebrenica: Historical Predicaments and Emerging Perspectives

This policy outlook examines the events leading up to the Srebrenica genocide, investigating some of the responsibilities in this context. It also explores the...

Managing the Pandemic: Turkey’s Multi-Pronged Response to Covid-19

This Policy Outlook examines various facets of Turkey’s response to the pandemic, including: mitigation efforts, economic stimulus and the resiliency of the country’s national...

Under the Weather: Healthcare Systems in an Age of Pandemics

This policy outlook comparatively explores the situation of the healthcare systems belonging to four countries deeply affected by the covid-19 pandemic, namely the United...

Brace for Impact: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Brave New World to Come

This Policy Outlook critically examines the systemic causes behind the spread of the virus including the role of the World Health Organisation, the impact...

Turkey’s 21st century art of war

Turkey's Operation Spring Shield shows that a just war can be waged with minimum civilian casualties.On 27 February 2020, a deadly airstrike was reportedly...

Authoritarianism Redux: Nine Years after Egypt’s 2011 Revolution

While the protests eventually jettisoned Hosni Mubarak, a longstanding autocratic leader, and presented a real opportunity for democratization, the dreams for a free country...

2020: The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead focuses on twelve key events and flashpoints across the globe to watch out for as the year unfolds.2020: The Year Ahead...

Hard Times, Hard Choices: Turkey’s Next Fighter Jet Procurement

This policy outlook assesses Turkey’s options in its quest to purchase its next fighter aircraft.The decision to purchase its next fighter aircraft comes down...

Arab League: Of lies and faulty narratives

These regimes have a long list of 'skeletons in their closet', and their track record reveals no interest whatsoever in the preservation of Arab...

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