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Halil M. Karaveli
Senior Fellow
Editor, The Turkey Analyst

Halil M. Karaveli is a Senior Fellow with the Turkey Initiative at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center and managing editor of its publication 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), 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 the historical legacy of Turkish state tradition, secularism, on Turkey’s Kurdish issue and on Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East. Mr. Karaveli holds a B.Sc. in Political science from the University of Gothenburg. His articles have been published in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, the Jerusalem Post and Europe’s World.

Recent Publications:

Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkey, the Unhelpful Ally", New York Times, 27 February 2013.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Erdogan Pays for His Foreign Policy", The National Interest, 12 November 2012.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkey Is No Partner for Peace: How Ankara's Sectarianism Hobbles U.S. Syria Policy", Foreign Affairs, 11 September 2012.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Why Does Turkey Want Regime Change in Syria?", National Interest, 23 July 2012.

Halil M. Karaveli, "An Unfulfilled Promise of Enlightenment: Kemalism and Its Liberal Critics
," Turkish Studies, vol. 11 no. 1, 2010.

Turkey Analyst Articles

M. Kemal Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "For Turkey as a Model in the Middle East, America Remains Crucial", Turkey Analyst, 21 November 2012

Halil M. Karaveli, "Seeking to Redesign Turkey, the AKP Resurrects State Tutelage", Turkey Analyst, 10 January 2011.

Halil M. Karaveli, "After Military Tutelage: What Will the Emerging Turkey Look Like?", Turkey Analyst, 20 December 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli and M. K. Kaya, "Wikileaks Scandal Deprives Turkey’s Ruling Party Of Its Cherished American Cover", Turkey Analyst, 6 December 2010.

M. K. Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "The Prospect of Reformed Kemalists and Kurds Joining Hands Could Challenge the AKP's Hold on Power", Turkey Analyst, 22 November 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "The Leader of the “New CHP” Faces Daunting Challenge as He Sets Out to Reconcile Kemalism with Freedom", Turkey Analyst, 8 November 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "The AKP Promotes Headscarf at the Expense of Societal Cohesion", Turkey Analyst, 25 October 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Is Turkey’s Kurdish War About to End?", Turkey Analyst, 11 October 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, Reconciling Statism with Freedom: Turkey's Kurdish Opening, Silk Road Paper, October 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Referendum Victory Opens Way to Erdogan's Presidency, Turkey Analyst, 15 September 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Preparing a 'Decisive Blow' to the PKK, Ankara May Only Be Postponing A Solution to the Kurdish Problem", Turkey Analyst, 5 July 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "The PKK Insurgency Enters A New Era", Turkey Analyst, 21 June 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Kılıçdaroğlu Jettisons the Jargon of Secularism but Surrenders to Nationalism", Turkey Analyst, 7 June 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "No Longer "Convergence of Aspirations": the AKP and the Kurdish BDP Part Ways over Constitutional Overhaul", Turkey Analyst, 10 May 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Violence against Politicians in Turkey Raises the Specter of Destabilization
", Turkey Analyst, 26 April 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "The Turkish Nationalist Opposition and Its Foreign Policy Views", Turkey Analyst,
29 March 2010.  

Halil M. Karaveli, "Will the Reversal of the Regime of Military Tutelage Encourage a Reinvention of Turkey's Secular Camp?", Turkey Analyst, 1 March 2010.

M. K. Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkey's Position between Iran and the West is Proving Increasingly Difficult to Sustain", Turkey Analyst, 17 February 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, Though Military is Marginalized, Turkey's Liberalization Remains Elusive", Turkey Analyst, 1 February 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Could Turkey's "Glasnost" Establish Equality as the Founding Principle of the State?", Turkey Analyst, 21 December 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli and M. K. Kaya, "Islamic Conservative and Nationalist Views on Jews and Israel: Another Convergence of Perceptions?", Turkey Analyst, 9 November 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Rhetoric and Reality: The AKP's Liberal Vision", Turkey Analyst, 12 October 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "A Growing Convergence of Perception: The Military and the AKP", 28 September 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Fusing Statism and Religious Conservatism: Is the AKP Introducing a More Formidable Version of Semi-Authoritarianism?", Turkey Analyst, 14 September 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Ankara's New 'Kurdish Opening': Narrow Room for Maneuver", Turkey Analyst, 17 August 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Growing Intolerance threatens Turkey's National Cohesion", 3 July 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "General Staff Wages Two-Front Battle, Against Coup Plotters and Gülenists", Turkey Analyst, 19 June 2009.

M. K. Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "Vision Or Illusion? Ahmet Davutoglu’s State Of Harmony In Regional Relations", Turkey Analyst, 5 June 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Süleyman Demirel's Odyssey from Conservatism to Secularism", Turkey Analyst, 22 May 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkey's Liberals, Religious Conservatism, and Kemalism", Turkey Analyst, 8 May 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, " The Power of the Gülen Movement Causes Concern after New Arrests in the Ergenekon Case", Turkey Analyst, 24 April 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Obama Tackles Islam's Role in Society", Real Clear World, 10 April 2009/ Jerusalem Post, 19 April 2009

Halil M. Karaveli and M.K. Kaya, "Local Election Results Reveal a Fractured Turkey", Turkey Analyst, 10 April 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli and M.K. Kaya, "Turkey's Ambiguous Role as a Bridge between the West and the Muslim World", Turkey Analyst, 13 March 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Islamic-Western Embrace Fuels Eurasianism in Turkish Military", Turkey Analyst, 27 February 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkish Society Increasingly Marked by Intolerance toward "the Other", Turkey Analyst, 30 January 2009.

Svante E. Cornell and Halil Magnus Karaveli, Prospects for a 'Torn' Turkey: A Secular and Unitary Future?, Silk Road Paper, October 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkey Divided over Meaning of Ergenekon Investigation", Turkey Analyst, 16 January 2009.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkish Liberals Disenchanted with AKP, but Soul-Searching Has Yet to Come", Turkey Analyst, December 19 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "The CHP's Overture to Conservatism: Toward a Re-Arranged Political Landscape?", Turkey Analyst, December 5, 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Ergenekon Trial: Breaking with the Deep State Past, or Are the Tables Simply Turned?", Turkey Analyst, October 24, 2008,

Halil M. Karaveli, "PKK Provokes Rise of Ethnic Turkish Nationalism", Turkey Analyst, October 10, 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Revamped CHP Catches the AKP Off Balance", Turkey Analyst, September 26, 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "In the shadow of Kenan Evren", Turkey Analyst, September 12, 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkish Military and Islamists Reconciled?", Turkey Analyst, August 29, 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "Is a Secular Center-Right Viable?", Turkey Analyst, July 18, 2008.

Halil M. Karaveli, "What Went Wrong with Turkey's Moderate Islamists?", Turkey Analyst, 20 June 2008.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "Where Did the Secular Republic Fail?", Turkey Analyst, 4 June 2008.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "Redefining Secularism? AKP Challenges Turks' Modern Religiosity", Turkey Analyst, 21 May 2008.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "Will Clinging to Atatürk and the EU save the AKP?", Turkey Analyst, 23 April 2008.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "What animates Turkey's Secular Opposition?", Turkey Analyst, 9 April 2008.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "Challenging Times for Turkey's Democracy", Turkey Analyst, 26 March 2008.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "Can Turkey's Regime Crisis be Defused?", Turkey Analyst, 22 February 2008.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "A new form of Kemalism would make a better friend still", Europe’s world, Autumn 2007.

Halil Magnus Karaveli, "Europeans should support Turkish secularism", Turkish Daily News, May 31, 2007.