Halil M. Karaveli
Editor, The Turkey Analyst
Halil M. Karaveli is a Senior Fellow with the Turkey Center of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center and 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) and Landet mellan öst och väst – en historisk-politisk översikt [The country between East and West – a historical and political overview], in Turkiet – Bro eller barriär mellan Europa och Asien [Turkey – Bridge or Barrier between Europe and Asia] (1997), 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 authoritarianism in Turkey, the return of the military and the interplay of class dynamics and democratic failure.
Mr. Karaveli’s articles have been published in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs and the National Interest.
Mr. Karaveli is a frequent commentator on Turkish affairs in Swedish media.
Mr. Karaveli holds a B.Sc. in Political science from the University of Gothenburg.
Publications by Halil M. Karaveli
The Crackdown on HDP: Sustaining Authoritarianism with Ethnic Polarization
By the end of November 2019, 24 out of 69 mayors in Kurdish cities in Turkey had been dismissed and 19 had been arrested. The Turkish regime exploits nationalism to […]
Svensk socialdemokrati bör ge turkiska oppositionen stöd
Nu krävs en idépolitisk mobilisering för att bemöta och på sikt besegra den turkiska högernationalism som blivit ett gränsöverskridande hot. De socialdemokratiska partierna CHP och HDP kan fungera som en […]
Book Review: Le naufrage des civilisations
Brasiliens president Jair Bolsonaro hävdar att skövlingen av Amazonas är Brasiliens interna angelägenhet. I regionalvalen i Tyskland nyligen skördade det främlingsfientliga Alternativ för Tyskland, AfD, stora framgångar. I Storbritannien har […]
The Rise and Rise of the Turkish Right
Since March 31, the defeat in Turkey of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic conservative Justice and Development Party, the A.K.P., and its ultranationalist electoral partner Nationalist Movement Party, the M.H.P., in municipal […]
The Myth of Erdogan’s Power
Far from a sultan, the Turkish president is hemmed in by the nationalists who back him—and they don’t want him to get too close to Russia. This month, Turkish President […]
Can Turkey Change?
Though not impossible, change remains an unlikely prospect in Turkey. Seen in a larger historical perspective, the switch from parliamentarianism to presidential rule represents less of a break with continuity […]
Why Turkey is Authoritarian: From Atatürk to Erdogan
For the last century, the Western world has regarded Turkey as a pivotal case of the ‘clash of civilisations’ between Islam and the West. Why Turkey is Authoritarian offers a […]
Will the Kurdish Question Secure Erdoğan’s Re-election?
The Kurdish question may serve President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, helping to secure his re-election. The election campaign has demonstrated that Erdoğan no longer energizes the masses; after fifteen years in […]
Turkey’s Emergency Election: The Primacy of Raison d’etat
It is not President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “power hunger” that accounts for Turkey’s snap presidential and general election. Instead, raison d’état is behind this event, which will enshrine presidential rule. […]
Living on Different Planets: Washington, Ankara and the Zarrab Case
Reza Zarrab’s testimony in early December to a New York court was hardly helpful in breaking the impasse in Turkish-American relations. By implicating Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly in […]