Dr Beyza Unal is a senior research fellow with the International Security Department at Chatham House.
She specializes in nuclear and cyber policies, conducting research on cybersecurity and critical national infrastructure security and cybersecurity of nuclear weapons systems. Dr Unal also conducts research on urban preparedness and city resilience against CBRN threats.
She formerly worked in the Strategic Analysis Branch at NATO Allied Command and Transformation, taught International Relations, transcribed interviews on Turkish political history, and served as an international election observer during the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary elections.
Dr Unal is interested in NATO’s defence and security policy as well as security in the Middle East, and has been given various fellowships for her achievements - most notably she is a William J Fulbright Alumni.
She has also received funding from the US Department of Energy to participate workshops in Brookhaven National Laboratory, the James Martin Centre for Nonproliferation Studies, and Sandia National Laboratory.
Areas of expertise
- Nuclear weapons policy
- Middle East
- International relations theory
|2012-14||Adjunct Instructor, Old Dominion University|
|2013||Strategic Analysis, Branch Assistant, NATO Allied Command and Transformation|
|Mar 2012||Social Media Analyst, NATO Allied Command and Transformation|
|2011||Academic Events Coordinator, Old Dominion University|
|2010-14||PhD, Old Dominion University|
|Mar 2010||International Election Observer, Iraq|
|2007-10||MA, Bilkent University|
|2006-10||Transcriber, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation|
|Spring 2005||Exchange, Universitat Bremen|
|2002-07||B.S., Cankaya University|
- Cyber Armageddon The World Today 31 March 2018
- Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences Research paper 11 January 2018
- Nuclear Disarmament and the Protection of Cultural Heritage Research paper 10 October 2017
- The Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Testing: Regional Responses and Mitigation Measures Research paper 8 May 2017
- Nuclear Disarmament: The Missing Link in Multilateralism Research paper 12 October 2016
- A Taboo Still Surrounds the Legacy of Nuclear Testing 17 May 2017
- NATO Summit Can Mark Start of Closer Cooperation with the EU 07 July 2016
- NATO Hopes to Assure Allies While Saving Refugees 11 March 2016
- Iran Lessons Can Provide Guide to Dealing with North Korea 11 January 2016
- NATO Could Play a De-escalating Role in the Russia-Turkey Confrontation 27 November 2015
- Growing Threat as Organized Crime Funnels Radioactive Materials to Terrorists 12 October 2015
- NATO and Russia: Managing the Relationship NATO Defense College, May 2016
- Use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons by Non State Actors: Emerging trends and risk factors Chatham House/Lloyds, 2016