Galip Dalay

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme

Galip Dalay


Galip is a scholar and think-tanker specializing on Turkish politics and the Middle Eastern affairs. He is Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy.

He has worked in academia and think-tanks in different capacities: he was IPC – Mercator Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), non-resident fellow at Brookings Doha Centre, and visiting scholar at the University of Oxford.

He has also been research director at Al Sharq Forum, visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Science (IWM) in Vienna, senior associate fellow at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, and a political researcher at the SETA Foundation in Ankara.

Galip’s research focuses on the question of regionalism and regional order in the Middle East, Turkish politics, Turkish foreign policy, regional Kurdish politics, Political Islam, Turkish-Russian relations, as well as the history and politics of Turkish-Western/European relations.

After his undergraduate studies at Istanbul University and a MSc at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he joined the DPhil program in History at the University of Oxford.

His work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, Newsweek, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Open Democracy, Middle East Eye and The World Politics Review.

Past experience

2020 - present

Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy


IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellow, The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)


Visiting Research Fellow,  Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

2015 - present

Research Director & Senior Associate Fellow, Al Sharq Forum