Dr. Ali Demirdas, a former Fulbright scholar, earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of South Carolina. He taught Middle East politics and Turkish Foreign policy at the College of Charleston. His main focus is Turkish politics, Turkey’s foreign policy (particularly Turkish-American relations), the Middle East, and Europe. His opinion pieces have been published in the National Interest, the Jerusalem Post, Inside Arabia, Fair Observer, and have been translated into seven languages. He has been invited as a political analyst to media outlets such as RT, TRT World, and Indus TV.