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
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 […]
The “Logic” of Turkey’s Repression
What is the logic behind the arrests of Kurdish politicians and of liberal and leftist journalists in Turkey? From the perspective of the Turkish regime, in the wake of the […]
Erdogan’s Journey – Conservatism and Authoritarianism in Turkey
What happened to Recep Tayyip Erdogan? The Turkish president came to power in 2003 promising economic and political liberalization. But under his rule, Turkey has instead moved in a profoundly […]
Turkey’s Fractured State
The Turkish military is known to be a stronghold of Kemalism, the secularist and nationalist ideology of the founder of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. So when the Islamic conservative Justice […]
Turkey is Yet to “Conquer” its History
The celebration of the conquest of Constantinople 1453 is an expression of Turkey’s quest for purity. The “ideology of conquest,” the need to symbolically and repeatedly reclaim what has been […]
NATO Must Demand More From Turkey
Halil M. Karaveli in the New York Times "Room for Debate": Turkey has always been an awkward NATO member. Does the country belong in the alliance?
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011, Ahmet Davutoglu, then Turkish minister of foreign affairs and now prime minister, vowed that Turkey would be the “game setter” of […]