Mustafa Gurbuz


Dr. Mustafa Gurbuz joined ACW in November 2016 as a non-resident (Middle East policy) analyst. His research focuses on political violence and terrorism, ethnic/sectarian politics in Syria and Iraq, countering violent extremism, Turkish foreign policy, and Kurdish movements. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Connecticut (2012) and currently teaches courses on Middle East politics in the Arab World Studies program at American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Gurbuz is the author of Rival Kurdish Movements in Turkey: Transforming Ethnic Conflict (Amsterdam University Press, 2016).