Kadir Ustun is the Executive Director at the SETA Foundation at Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as Research Director and Assistant Editor of Insight Turkey, an academic journal published by the SETA Foundation. Dr. Ustun holds a PhD in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in History from Bilkent University. Dr. Ustun has taught courses on history, politics, culture, and art in the Islamic World as well as Western political thought at Columbia University and George Mason University. His research interests include civil-military relations, social and military modernization in the Middle East, US-Turkey relations, and Turkish foreign policy. Dr. Ustun has contributed to various SETA reports and his writings have appeared in various publications such as Insight TurkeyAl Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera AmericaHurriyet Daily NewsDaily Sabah, and Cairo Review of Global Affairs among others. He is also co-editor of volumes History, Politics and Foreign Policy in Turkey, Change and Adaptation in Turkish Foreign Policy, and Trump’s Jerusalem Move: Making Sense of U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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