D. Nigar Göksel became the Chief Editorial Advisor at TPQ in Fall 2015, after holding the position of Editor in Chief for 13 years since the journal’s founding in 2002. She is currently the Senior Turkey Analyst at the International Crisis Group. Prior to joining Crisis Group, Nigar was a Senior Analyst at the European Stability Initiative (ESI) between 2004-11, where she covered Turkey and the Caucasus. She is a regular contributor to the German Marshall Fund’s “On Turkey” series and writes frequently for Al Jazeera International. Nigar is also registered as an independent consultant for political analysis and project management. She has designed a range of reconciliation and civil society capacity-building initiatives in Turkey and the South Caucasus. Previous to her current affiliations, Nigar acted as country director for IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board), project manager at TESEV (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) and international relations coordinator at the ARI Movement. From 1998 to 2000 she worked at the Azerbaijan Embassy in Washington, DC, and thereafter briefly at the Washington office of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD-US).