Paul T. Levin

Paul T. Levin

Associate Research Fellow

Paul T. Levin is an Associate Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

Dr. Paul T. Levin is Docent in International Relations at Stockholm University, with a Ph.D. in the same subject from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Political Science, also from USC.

He is the founding Director of the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS). Director and a founding member of the Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey (CEST), member of the German Marshall Fund’s Trilateral Strategy Group, member of the International Advisory Board of the journal Turkish Studies (Routledge), and Research Fellow at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. Prior to joining SUITS, he founded and served as Program Director for Governance and Management Training Stockholm University, was a recurring guest lecturer at Oxford University’s Programme for Leadership and Public Policy and the TIAS Nimbas Business School, and a Visiting Scholar at the School of Government at Sun Yat-sen University.

Paul’s research has focused on Turkey-EU relations, International Relations, Turkish foreign policy, diaspora studies, and politics in Turkey more generally. He is currently co-editing a volume on conflict and coexistence in Turkey together with Imren Borsuk Eroglu.

Areas of Expertise 
Turkish affairs, Turkish foreign policy, Turkey-EU relations, International Relations, diaspora studies.

"What’s Driving Turkey’s Foreign Policy?” in Doyle Hodges (Ed.) Policy Roundtable: The Future of Turkey’s Foreign Policy, Texas National Security Review, October 24, 2019, pp. 38-51 
"Consequences of Othering: Virtuous Cycles and Downward Spirals in Turkey-EU Relations" in Aydin-Düzgit, Senem, Romana Königsbrun, Bahar Rumelili and Johanna Chovanec, Between Rapproachmenet and Rejection: Identity and Culture Drivers in the Europe-Turkey Relations, Istanbul: Istanbul Policy Center, 2019, pp. 22-26
"Who Lost Turkey? The Consequences of Writing an Exclusionary European History", in Caner Tekin and Stefan Berger (eds), History and Belonging: Representations of the Past in Contemporary European Politics, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018
Swedish Aid in the Era of Shrinking Space – The Case of Turkey, EBA Rapport 2018:06, Expertgruppen för biståndsanalys, 2018
Migration from Turkey to Sweden: Integration, Belonging and Transnational Community, London: I.B. Tauris, 2017

”Turbulent times in parliament: A new normal for Turkish politics?”, Interview, Arab News, 06 June 2020
"Osäkerhet om coronavirusets spridning i Turkiet", Interview, ETC, 16 March 2020
"Desperat försök att få EU:s uppmärksamhet", Interview, Kristianstadsbladet, 29 February 2020 
"Turkiet öppnar gränsen mot Europa för migranter", Interview, SVT, 29 February 2020 
"Turkietforskaren om att Turkiet öppnar gränsen: 'Ett desperat försök", Interview, Expressen, 29 February 2020
"Stridsmakter stampar vid hotfull Syrienfront", Interview. Svenska Dagbladet, 7 February 2020 
"Turkiet godkänner att skicka militär för strid i Libyen", Interview, SVT, 2 January 2020


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