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Ms. Betul Dogan-Akkas


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Member of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies  


Betul Dogan Akkas is a PhD candidate at joint degree program between Qatar University Gulf Studies Center and Durham University School of Government and International Affairs. She receive also her MA degree with the thesis titled “Securitization of Qatari Foreign Policy” at Qatar University. Dogan Akkas completed her BA in International Relations at Bilkent University. Following her undergraduate studies, she conducted field research on in Jenin, Palestine. Her research interests include foreign policymaking, security and social transformation of the Gulf Countries. She is a member of The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS)

Research interests

  • Foreign Policy
  • the Gulf States
  • Security
  • State-society relations


Book review

Chapter in book

Journal Article


  • Dogan-Akkas, B. & Camden, G. (Published). The Political Culture in Qatar: Beyond the Rentier State.
  • Dogan Akkas, B. (2021). Will Qatar Return to a Mediator Role in the Yemen Conflict?
  • Dogan Akkas, B. (2021). What does the breakthrough in the GCC crisis mean for Turkey?
  • Dogan-Akkas, B. (2020). Covid-19 in War-Ravaged Yemen: Ends or doubles the war? Qatar University Gulf Studies Center.