Dr. Hakkı Taş

Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • Since 2/2018: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

    • 2017 - 2018: Philipp Schwartz Fellow, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen

    • 2016 - 2017: The Swedish Institute Fellow, Department of Strategy, Security, and Leadership, Swedish Defence University

    • 2013 - 2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ipek University

    • 2012 - 2013: Visiting Scholar. Department of Political Science, American University in Cairo

    • 2007 - 2008: Visiting Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, Yale University

    • 2003 - 2007: Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, Bilkent University

    • Education: PhD, Political Science, Bilkent University; MA, Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University; BA, Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University

    Current Research

    • Democratization

    • Civil-Military Relations

    • Political Islam

    • Identity Politics in the Middle East

    • Power and Resistance

    Countries and Regions

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 1/2022

    Doom and Gloom: Leaving Erdoğan’s Turkey

    Although known as a host and transit country, Turkey today is in the midst of its fifth wave of emigration as a result of the country’s authoritarian and economic challenges. From asylum seekers to wealthy businesspeople, many seek to leave Erdoğan’s Turkey to make a fresh start elsewhere.

    Dr. Hakkı Taş

    Research Fellow

    British Journal of Politics & International Relations | 02/2022

    Populism and the Politicisation of Foreign Policy

    To what extent and how do populist leaders politicise foreign policy? Sandra Destradi, Johannes Plagemann, and Hakkı Taş find interesting differences between the public discourses of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi

    Chapter in edited Volume | 2021

    Politics and Truth and Post-Truth

    Dr. Hakkı Taş

    Research Fellow

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 6/2020

    The New Turkey and its Nascent Security Regime

    Dr. Hakkı Taş

    Research Fellow

    Huffpost | Quote | 26/09/2018

    Wie Diktaturen dumm werden: Der Braindrain in der Türkei

    Panelist | 07/11/2019 - 08/11/2019

    CrossArea Jahrestagung

    Cooperation Event GIGA Hamburg: 07/11/2019 - 08/11/2019 Organisers: CrossArea - Verband für Transregionale Studien, Vergleichende Area Studies und Global Studies e.V.

    Dr. Hakkı Taş

    Research Fellow

    Panelist | 21/02/2019

    Turkey's Political Futures: Domestic and Regional Dynamics

    GIGA Talk GIGA Berlin: 21/02/2019 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Dr. Hakkı Taş

    Research Fellow

    Panelist | 20/02/2019

    Turkey in Turmoil: A Country's Populist Authoritarian Turn

    GIGA Forum GIGA Hamburg: 20/02/2019 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Turkey in Turmoil: A Country's Populist Authoritarian Turn

    Dr. Hakkı Taş

    Research Fellow

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