Halil M. Karaveli
Editor, The Turkey Analyst
From 1991 to 2007, Mr. Karaveli served as an editorial writer at the Swedish daily Östgöta Correspondenten. His publications include Turkiet – en nygammal stormakt? [Turkey – a reborn great power?] (Swedish Institute of International affairs, 1993) and Landet mellan öst och väst – en historisk-politisk översikt [The country between East and West – a historical and political overview], in Turkiet – Bro eller barriär mellan Europa och Asien [Turkey – Bridge or Barrier between Europe and Asia] (1997), Prospects for a “Torn” Turkey: A Secular and Unitary Future? (2008), co-authored with Svante E. Cornell, and Reconciling Statism with Freedom – Turkey’s Kurdish Opening (2010).
Mr. Karaveli’s recent research has been focused on authoritarianism in Turkey, the return of the military and the interplay of class dynamics and democratic failure.
Mr. Karaveli’s articles have been published in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs and the National Interest.
Mr. Karaveli is a frequent commentator on Turkish affairs in Swedish media.
Mr. Karaveli holds a B.Sc. in Political science from the University of Gothenburg.
Publications by Halil M. Karaveli
Why Turkey is Authoritarian: From Atatürk to Erdogan
For the last century, the Western world has regarded Turkey as a pivotal case of the ‘clash of civilisations’ between Islam and the West. Why Turkey is Authoritarian offers a […]
Will the Kurdish Question Secure Erdoğan’s Re-election?
The Kurdish question may serve President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, helping to secure his re-election. The election campaign has demonstrated that Erdoğan no longer energizes the masses; after fifteen years in […]
Living on Different Planets: Washington, Ankara and the Zarrab Case
Reza Zarrab’s testimony in early December to a New York court was hardly helpful in breaking the impasse in Turkish-American relations. By implicating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly in […]
Walking for Justice: The Path Forward for Turkey’s Opposition
With his call for justice, which is a concept and a call that resonates among vast swathes of the population, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has positioned himself as the tribune […]
Turkey’s Authoritarian Legacy
It’s tempting to blame the country’s recent slide into repression on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s thirst for personal power. But did the ruling Islamist party ever really abandon the country’s long […]
Can “Constitutional Engineering” Once Again Succeed in Pacifying Turkey?
Historically in Turkey, there is a relationship between the rise of emancipation movements and “constitutional engineering”, between class- or ethnic-based challenges to the established order and the imposition of authoritarian […]
Turkey is Expecting a Restart with the U.S.
The Kurdish question has, once again, complicated Turkish-American relations. The rhetoric of anti-Americanism remains useful to whip up and mobilize nationalist opinion. Yet, Erdoğan’s Islamists are not any aspiring anti-imperialists. […]
Assassination in Ankara: Russia, NATO, and Turkey’s Violent Politics
On December 19, Mevlut Mert Altintas, a Turkish police officer, assassinated Andrei Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey. His action was apparently meant as retribution for Russian bombings in eastern Aleppo, […]
Följer Frankrike i Trumps spår?
Sarkozy utslagen: Högern valde den mer liberale men nästan lika invandringskritiske François Fillon. – Vi står på randen till inbördeskrig, säger den franska säkerhetspolisens chef Patrick Calvar och konstaterar att extremismen […]
Azerbaijan’s Formula: Secular Governance and Civic Nationhood
In January 2016, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev designated 2016 the “Year of Multiculturalism.” This took place at a time when Azerbaijan’s neighborhood has experienced a trend toward less rather than […]