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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The propaganda war against Turkey is doomed to fail

Arab governments criticising Turkey's operation in northeastern Syria don't have a leg to stand on.After years of self-restraint in Syria, Ankara’s reservoir of patience...

The murder that shook the world

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi continues to leave its mark on global affairs.A year after the gruesome murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal...

The Debrief – “We Heard It Coming”: US Lethal Ops in Somalia

TRT World Research Centre's investigation presents credible evidence that some 21 civilians were killed in the Lower Shebelle region in Somalia by manned and...

The UAE and the coup de grace to Yemen’s unity

The UAE's actions in Yemen will have the same effect their policies have had in the rest of the Arab world: spreading disorder.On August...

A bitter legacy: Coup d’etats and Western interventionism

The US and its allies have toppled numerous national governments since the Second World War, all while proclaiming the importance of democracy and the...

The ‘Organized Hypocrisy’ of French Foreign Policy: The Military-Media Nexus

Since 2013, France has enhanced its security cooperation with Egypt to unprecedented levels, including the sale of a wide range of military technologies, creating...

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,...

Morsi’s death: A tale of heroes and villains

The tragic passing of the Egyptian leader has uncovered a complex web of relationships and practices, underpinning the gloomy realities of Middle Eastern dictatorships,...

The Refugee’s Messenger: Lost Stories Retold

TRT World Research Centre is pleased to present its book publication “The Refugee’s Messenger: Lost Stories Retold”. The book includes 10 chapters each written...

Moroccan Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

The Arab World is now split in two camps: those who support constitutional political processes, pluralism and inclusive politics, and those who back counter-revolutionary...

The ‘Trump’ Card in Turkey-Iran relations

In spite of a rapidly evolving geopolitical situation and the existence of fundamental differences over many issues between Ankara and Tehran, trade and economic...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Covering the Muslim World

This policy outlook aims to examine some of the strategic deficiencies produced by the Western media when reporting the Muslim WorldThis policy outlook aims...

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