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Selim Alan joined TPQ in June 2021 as Managing Editor, and he became Editor-in-Chief in September 2021. He is responsible for deciding the journal's tone and scope, overseeing its content flow across print and digital channels, coordinating the office team, and managing institutional relationships. Previously, he worked as a financial journalist and interview producer for international broadcaster TRT World. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Ozyegin University and a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the London School of Journalism. 

Cemile Çetin became the administrative supervisor of the TPQ and joined the board of directors of the Social Participation and Development Foundation in 2009. Cemile became involved in the ARI Movement in 1995 where she worked as an organizer, assistant, office manager, and accountant within the civil society division of the movement until 2008. During her tenure at ARI Movement, she participated in the logistical organization of a number of important projects such as the “Human Rights for Everyone” and “Young Women are Ready for Involvement” programs.

Aybars Arda Kılıçer started working at TPQ as an Editorial Intern in September 2021. A graduate of Bogazici University's Department of Political Science and International Relations, he is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Relations at Koç University. His research interests include the Political Economy of Authoritarian Regimes, Politics of Democratization, and Post-Soviet countries.

Selin Atay joined TPQ as an Editorial Intern in September 2021. She graduated from Bilkent University with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Psychology. Before joining TPQ, she had internship experience in journalism, academic research, and public policy consultancy. Her research interests include political psychology, social psychology, leadership trait analysis, diplomacy, and foreign policy decision-making.

Teoman Kenn Küçük joined TPQ as an Editorial Intern in September 2019. He holds an A.B in Government from Harvard College, and an MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies from the University of St. Andrews. In the past, he has worked as a researcher with HBS (Harvard Business School) and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), focusing on issues of security, democratization, and education. He also writes articles on climate change and environmental policy online at Sense & Sustainability.

Ali Cihan Sarıkaya is a Media Coordinator at Opel Turkey. Prior to Opel, he was first Associate Editor and then Managing Editor at TPQ. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in International Relations at Galatasaray University. His studies are focused on security issues such as military interventions, energy politics, threats to global security, and the relevance of military organizations. Cihan became an editorial advisor in 2016.

Arda Batu is the Secretary General of Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED) since June 2014. Arda also serves on the executive board of Centre for Economics and foreign Policy Studies (EDAM). His career began in 2004 at Yeditepe University’s Political Science and International Relations Department where he served as a research assistant. In 2006, Arda joined the ARI Movement becoming a board member in 2008 for five years before leaving in 2013. He transitioned to the corporate sector with HB Consultancy Group in 2007 whilst continuing his professional affiliation with the university. His keen interests in government relations and strategic communications led him to London-based consultancy, Aleph Consulting in 2010, and then to Istanbul-based regional corporate communications firm, StratejiCo in 2012. Arda has been an editorial advisor for TPQ since 2009.

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Foreword  NATO is once again in the spotlight. A NATO summit concluded on Monday 14 June 2021 in Brussels, ending with important decisions charting the Alliance’s path over the next decade and beyond. NATO has served as a pillar of stability and security for more than seven decades, while the world has become more complex, with a host of new players, threats, and challenges. Allied leaders...
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