Zenonas Tziarras is a PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, and a non-resident Junior Research Scholar at the think tank Strategy International in the program “Peripheral and Global Governance & Relations with Turkey”. His Doctoral research focuses on Turkish foreign policy under the AKP toward the Middle East and employs a Neoclassical Realist analytical framework. He holds a BA in Mediterranean Studies and International Relations from the University of the Aegean, Greece, and an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. He has attended specialization courses in International Security at the University of Delhi, India, and training courses in Leadership and Conflict Resolution at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has presented papers at conferences in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and the UK.
He has also been research assistant in programs on conflict analysis and resolution, while he has completed an internship at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo Cyprus Centre (PRIO Cyprus Centre). He is a columnist for the online magazine “Global Politics”, co-edits the online magazine “The Globalized World Post” (TheGWPost - www.thegwpost.com) and writes regularly on Turkish, Middle East, and Eastern Mediterranean political affairs. His work can be found here. http://warwick.academia.edu/ZenonasTziarras