Hamdullah Baycar

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College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies

I am a PhD candidate at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. My research focuses on the identity politics of the Gulf. Orientalism, Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism are among the focus topics that I am interested in.


Before joining Exeter, I was a graduate student at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University (2017). I hold a B.A. in International Relations from Abant Izzet Baysal University (2013).

 

The Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) has named me to its 40 under 40 cohort for 2023. This award celebrates the depth of cultural, economic, and political ties between the United States and Middle Eastern countries, with honorees coming from a variety of professional areas, including academics, business, culture, and diplomacy. 

My academia.edu website can be accessed through this link

 

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Accepted          Emirati Expats in Social Media: A New Area of Involvement and Participation?
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power

2023           Promoting Multiculturalism and Tolerance: Expanding the Meaning of “Unity through Diversity” in the UAE
Digest of Middle East Studies, Vol 32 (1), pp. 40-59.
https://doi.org/10.1111/dome.12282

2022             Emirati Nationalism in Global Age: Purifying the Society and Creation of Emirati Identity
Janus.net e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 13 (2), pp. 141-169 
https://doi.org/10.26619/1647-7251.13.2.5 

2022             The United Arab Emiratesʼ Religious Soft Power through Ulema and Organizations 
Religions, (September 2022) (Special Issue "Religious Soft Power: Definition(s), Limits and Usage") (With Mehmet Rakipoglu)
https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13070646 

2022                Anatomy of Turkish-Saudi Relations: The Spiral of Competition and Cooperation (In Arabic) [تشريح العلاقات التركية- السعودية: دوامة التنافس والتعاون] 
Rouya Turkiyyah, Year 11. Issue 3, pp. 115-128 (With Mehmet Rakipoglu)
https://doi.org/10.36360/1560-011-003-007 

2022                17th Century Ottoman Women in Evliya Celebi’s Seyahatname
Bilimname, (2022), 47, pp. 773-797
https://doi.org/10.28949/bilimname.1050129

2021                British Pragmatic Arab Spring Politics: An Analyses of Bahrain Case (In Turkish) [İngiltere’nin Pragmatik Arap Baharı Politikası: Bahreyn Vaka Analizi] 
Tezkire, Volume 75-76, Year 30, pp. 109-123 (with Emrah Atar)
https://tezkiredergisi.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Hamdullah-BAYCAR-Emrah-ATAR-Ingilterenin-Pragmatik-Arap-Bahari-Politikasi-Bahreyn-Vaka-Analizi.pdf 

2021                An Analysis of the Impacts of the First Palestinian Uprising (Intifada) on the Israeli Economy
Imgelem, (2021) 5 (9), pp. 565 – 578 (with Emrah Atar)
https://doi.org/10.53791/imgelem.988280

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

2023             Saudi Arabia: Muslim Brothers and Sahve Movement (In Turkish) “Suudi Arabistan: Müslüman Kardeşler ve Sahve Hareketi”  in The Society of the Muslim Brothers: Foundation, Ideology and International Structuring (Müslüman Kardeşler Teşkilâti: Kuruluş, İdeoloji Ve Uluslararası Yapılanma) editors: Abdülgani Bozkurt and Mehmet Rakipoğlu  Istanbul: Ketebe Yayinevi p. 305-319 ISBN: 978-625-6910-62-1 

2022             International Relations and Covid-19: Realism and Covid-19 Pandemic (In Turkish) (Uluslararası İlişkiler ve Kovid-19: Realizm ve Küresel Salgın (Kovid-19)) in “Pandemi Döneminde Siyaset Bilimi: Politikalar, Uygulamalar ve Tartışmalar” (Political Science during pandemic: Policies, Applications, and Debates) editors: Emrah Atar and Önder Kutlu Konya: Cizgi Yayinevi (with Emrah Atar) ISBN: 978-605-196-884-1 ​ https://www.cizgikitabevi.com/kitap/1524-pandemi-ve-siyaset-bilimi-politikalar-uygulamalar-ve-tartismalar

2022             UK’s Post Brexit Strategy “Global Britain:” A Quest of being Great Power in Great Power Politics in Greater Eurasia: Conflicts, Institutional/Regional Alliances, and Projects, edited by Rahman Dag and Ozgur Tufekci, Lanham: Lexington Books (with Emrah Atar) ISBN: 978-1-66691-411-5
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781666914115/Great-Power-Politics-in-Greater-Eurasia-Regional-Alliances-Institutions-Projects-and-Conflicts 

2021             From Bandwagoning to Interventionism the United Arab Emirates’ National Security Strategy (In Turkish) "Eklemlemeden Müdahaleciliğe Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri (BAE)’nin Everilen Ulusal Savunma Stratejileri" in Security, Terrorism, Migration and Diaspora in Global Age (Küresel Çağda Güvenlik, Terörizm, Göç ve Diaspora) edited by Cihad Islam Yilmaz, Istanbul: Ekin Yayinlari (with Huzeyfe Altiok) ISBN 978-6-25802-443-2
https://www.ekinkitap.com/kuresel-cagda-guvenlik-terorizm-goc-ve-diaspora-cihad-islam-yilmaz 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS 

2023            Oil Leaders: An Insider’s Account of Four Decades of Saudi Arabia and OPEC’s Global Energy Policy
Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol.45 (1), p. 96-98.
https://doi.org/10.13169/arabstudquar.45.1.0096 

2022            State Recognition in International Law: The Cases of Palestine and ISIS by Ensar Mutlu
Ortadoğu Etütleri, Vol. 14(2), p.259-263. (In Turkish)
https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/2681662 

2021            Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t by Toby Matthiesen
Sharq Forum04 March 
https://research.sharqforum.org/2021/03/04/toby-matthiesen-sectarian-gulf-bahrain-saudi-arabia-and-the-arab-spring-that-wasntstanford-ca-stanford-university-press-stanford-briefs-2013/

2020           AngloArabia – Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain by David Wearing
Inside Arabia, 16 February, https://insidearabia.com/book-review-angloarabia-why-gulf-wealth-matters-to-britain-by-david-wearing/

2016           This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States by Anja Manual.
Civitas Hominibus: The Philosophical and Social Yearbook, Vol.1(11) 2016: p. 163-169. https://ch.ahe.lodz.pl/content/112016-0

 

 

ACADEMIC BLOG/BULLETIN/NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

2022              Global-Local: Being an Emirati in a Globalized World
The GSC Newsletter (Meridian), 3, pp. 12-14
https://gsc.gust.edu.kw/sites/default/files/files/GSC%20Newsletter%203%20-%202022(1).pdf

2022              Civil War and Pandemic: Syrian’s Response to the Covid-19
Syrian Studies Association Bulletin, 26(1), pp. 33-43
https://libguides.siue.edu/ld.php?content_id=69674750 

2021             Iraq as a Theatre for the Gulf’s Geostrategic Ambitions 
LSE Middle East Centre Blog (with Mehmet Alaca)
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2021/06/29/iraq-as-a-theatre-for-the-gulfs-geostrategic-ambitions/

2021            The Emirates Mars Mission Kills Many Birds with One Stone 
LSE Middle East Centre Blog 
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2021/03/08/the-emirates-mars-mission-kills-many-birds-with-one-stone/

2020             Trump Gone: What does it mean for the GCC 
Qatar University Gulf Studies Center: Gulf Insight Series (With Huzeyfe Altiok) 
http://www.qu.edu.qa/static_file/qu/research/Gulf%20Studies/documents/Gulf%20Insights%2040.pdf

2020             Will COVID-19 Decrease the Number of Indian and Pakistani Expats in the UAE? 
LSE Middle East Centre Blog 
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2020/06/04/will-covid-19-decrease-the-number-of-indian-and-pakistani-expats-in-the-uae

2020             The Sudden Cost of Unexpected Threats: The Novel Coronavirus and Dubai 
Qatar University Gulf Studies Center: Gulf Insight Series 
http://www.qu.edu.qa/static_file/qu/research/Gulf%20Studies/documents/Gulf%20Insights%2018.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3xbRFvY03PVgPkW4dfniqlY9445PGQeoTI3mIBnGRJs08-KNlSuBk1_H8

2020            Coronavirus and its Impact in the Gulf,
E-International Relations
https://www.e-ir.info/2020/02/28/opinion-the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-its-impact-in-the-gulf/

2020           Challenges for Oman’s New Sultan   
E-International Relations
https://www.e-ir.info/2020/01/24/opinion-challenges-for-omans-new-sultan/

2019            Waking Up Post Brexit: To a Colonizer Dream or a Colonized Reality?      
Oxford University Politics Blog 
https://blog.politics.ox.ac.uk/waking-up-post-brexit-to-a-colonizer-dream-or-a-colonized-reality/

 

 

OP-EDS, POLICY PAPERS, AND ANALYSES

18 May 2023        China-U.S. Rivalry Enters a New Phase in the Middle East
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Sada)
https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/89789 

 11 May 2023        What Turkey’s Elections Mean for the Gulf
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW)
https://agsiw.org/what-turkeys-elections-mean-for-the-gulf

7 Feb 2023          Britain's retreat from the Arab world: Farewell to BBC Arabic Radio
The New Arab
https://www.newarab.com/analysis/britains-final-broadcast-farewell-bbc-arabic-radio 

16 Jan 2023        The Politics of the Emirati Long Weekend: Between Modernity and Islam
Political Reflection
 Vol.9 No. 1 Issue 34. 
https://politicalreflectionmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/PR_Vol9_No1_A4.pdf  

24 June 2022      Saudi-Turkish Normalization: More Complicated than Meets the Eye
Gulf International Forum (Gulfif)
https://gulfif.org/saudi-turkish-normalization-more-complicated-than-meets-the-eye

31 May 2022        Regional Implications of a Turkey-UAE Reconciliation
Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy
https://newlinesinstitute.org/state-resilience-and-fragility/regional-implications-of-a-turkey-uae-reconciliation/

23 Feb 2022        Israel, the Gulf and Turkey: Why is everyone making up in the Middle East? (with Selcuk Aydin)
Middle East Eye
https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/middle-east-reconciliation-season-what-will-come

14 Feb 2022        The UAE Formally Ceases to be a Tax-Free Haven (with Sana Quadri)
The Washington Institute (Fikra Forum)
https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/uae-formally-ceases-be-tax-free-haven

10 Jan 2022         The UAE’s Israel-Iran Balancing Act 
Gulf International Forum (Gulfif)
https://gulfif.org/the-uaes-israel-iran-balancing-act/

21 Dec 2021        Macron’s Gulf Gamble Pays Off (With Sana Quadri) 
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW)
https://agsiw.org/macrons-gulf-gamble-pays-off/

16 Dec 2021       Rapprochement Spree: Abu Dhabi Recalibrates Relations with Ankara
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Sada)  
https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/86025

1 Dec 2021         Saudi Arabia’s Foray into the World of English Football
Amwaj Media
https://amwaj.media/article/dreams-of-diversification-saudi-arabia-forays-into-the-world-of-premier-league

22 Nov 2021       UAE-UK Relations: Investments, Risks, and Expectations (In Turkish) [BAE-İngiltere İlişkileri: Yatırımlar, Riskler, Beklentiler] 
ORSAM
https://orsam.org.tr/tr/bae-ingiltere-iliskileri-yatirimlar-riskler-beklentiler/

15 Nov 2021      Why Gulf Countries Invest in European Football? (In Turkish) [Körfez ülkeleri Avrupa futboluna neden ciddi yatırım yapıyor?]
Fikir Turu
https://fikirturu.com/spor/korfez-ulkeleri-avrupa-futboluna-neden-ciddi-yatirim-yapiyor/

 22 Sept 2021    Turkey-UAE Normalisation: for what cost and how durable is it? (In Turkish) [Türkiye-BAE normalleşmesi: Ne uğruna ve ne kadar kalıcı?]
Fikir Turu
https://fikirturu.com/jeo-strateji/turkiye-bae-normallesmesi-ne-ugruna-ve-ne-kadar-kalici/

May 2021           Al-Jazeera’s Motivations for launching Conservative Platform “Rightly” in the US (In Turkish) [El-Cezire’nin ABD’deki Muhafazakâr “Rightly” Girişimindeki Hedefi]
Journal of Ortadogu Analiz (ORSAM), Issue 101 Vol. 12, pp. 62-66 
https://orsam.org.tr//d_hbanaliz/16_HAMDULLAHBAYCAR_101.pdf

26 Mar 2021      Can Qatar be a regional mediator? (In Turkish) [Katar bölgesel arabulucu olabilir mi?]  
Yeni Safak,  https://www.yenisafak.com/dunya/katar-bolgesel-arabulucu-olabilir-mi-3615436

17 Mar 2021     Gulf Normalisation on the Expense of Palestinians (In Turkish) [Körfez'deki normalleşme adımlarının bedelini Filistinliler ödüyor]
Anadolu Agency
https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/analiz/korfezdeki-normallesme-adimlarinin-bedelini-filistinliler-oduyor/2178740

8 Mar 2021       ‘Rightly’ as a New Soft Power Tool: The Motivation behind Al Jazeera’s American Right-Wing Platform
Informed Comment
https://www.juancole.com/2021/03/motivation-jazeeras-american.html

5 Mar 2021       Dubai EXPO: A New Failure? (In Turkish) [Dubai EXPO: Yeni hezimet mi?]
Star (Acik Gorus)
https://www.star.com.tr/acik-gorus/dubai-expo-yeni-hezimet-mi-haber-1614235/

17 Feb 2021     Is Normalisation Possible between Turkey and UAE (In Turkish) [Türkiye-BAE: Normalleşme mümkün mü?]
Yeni Safak https://www.yenisafak.com/dunya/turkiye-bae-normallesme-mumkun-mu-3599570

05 Feb 2021    The anatomy of Turkey-UAE relations (In Turkish) [Türkiye-BAE ilişkisinin anatomisi]
Star (Acık Görüş)  
https://www.star.com.tr/acik-gorus/turkiyebae-iliskisinin-anatomisi-haber-1607564/

15 Jan 2021    GCC not dead after all: End of the Qatari crisis
Daily Sabah 
https://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/op-ed/gcc-not-dead-after-all-end-of-the-qatari-crisis

29 Apr 2020     COVID-19 Diplomacy in the Gulf: Iran and its Arab Neighbours    
Pink Jinn 
https://www.pinkjinn.com/2020/04/29/covid-19-diplomacy-in-the-gulf-iran-and-its-arab-neighbours/

 

 

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATION 

Apr 2023         A Critique of Binarism of Global South and North​
Roundtable Debating the Global South  (with Yunus Abakay)
2023 PSA Annual International Conference, Liverpool, UK

Sept. 2022     Divided Emirates: How the Covid-19 Deepen the Division in the UAE
Insaniyyat: International Forum for Humanities and Social Sciences Tunis, Tunisia

July 2022      A Comparative Analyses of Gulf Investment in Sports: Qatar, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia
In: The Dimensions of Saudi Arabia’s Soft Power
Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, UK        

Dec 2021       Coffees and Coffee Pots and the Construction of Emirati Identity 
International Anatolian Congress on Coffee & Cocoa
Discover Anatolia, Yesilyurt Municipality, Yesilyurt, Malatya 

Nov 2021       The GCC from the Hegemony of One to the Balance of Power to All
The 6th Annual International Conference of the Gulf Studies Center (with Huzeyfe Altiok)
Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Sept 2021      Savunmasız ama Dayanıklı: Körfez Ülkelerinin Kovid- 19'a Yanıtı (Vulnerable but Powerful: The Gulf Response’s to Covid-19) Sosyal Bilimlerde Covid-19 Çalışmaları Kongresi  (with Huzeyfe Altiok)
Fenerbahce University, Istanbul, Turkey

Sept 2021     US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: The Rise of Small Gulf States in International Area (with Huzeyfe Altiok)
IEPAS 2021: 8th Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics and Society, Lisbon, Portugal 

June 2021     What do International Relations Theories Tell about the Covid-19? (with Emrah Atar)                      
2nd International Congress on Economics and Administrative Sciences, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, Kyrgyzstan

April 2021      Public Health during Covid-19 in Syria: Decennial of Arab Spring
Governance of Public Policies During and After Conflicts in the Middle East, Doha Institute of Graduate Studies, Qatar

2020              Creating a Nation through Heritage: Emiratization of the Coffee Pot (Dallah
Qatar University Annual Research Forum & Exhibition QUARFE 2020 https://qspace.qu.edu.qa/handle/10576/16671

 

 

PEER REVIEWING, EDITORIAL WORKS, AND REFEREEING

2021- Cont.     Index Editor
Journal of Interdisciplinary Food Studies                       
https://foodstudiesjournal.com/index.php/1/about/editorialTeam 

2022                Reviewer (Three publications)
African and Asian Studies
https://brill.com/view/journals/aas/aas-overview.xml

2022                Reviewer
ASR Chiang Mai University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities                       
https://cmuj.cmu.ac.th/asr/asr.php

2022                Reviewer
The Journal of Middle East Studies (Ortadoğu Etütleri Dergisi)
https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/issue-full-file/71071

2020- 2022     Global South Commissioning Editor
E-International Relations
www.e-ir.info  

 

 

MEDIA APPEARANCE AND COMMENTS 

24 May 2023      What could the Turkish presidential election mean for the rest of the world?
BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/afrique/articles/czrpzpmlljeo
https://www.bbc.com/arabic/middleeast-65694526
https://www.bbc.com/hausa/articles/cg354lgz7rxo
https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/articles/cer1wpe9p7jo  
https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/articles/cn3vd22zk7no 

26 Apr 2023       Conversation about Saudi Arabia with Hamdullah Baycar and Nick Hayen
KYMN Radio (National Security this Week with Jon Olson)
https://kymnradio.net/2023/04/26/national-security-this-week-with-hamdullah-baycar-and-nick-hayen-4-26-23/    

8 Dec 2022        Les pétrodollars du Golfe à la rescousse d’Ankara
L’orient-Le jour, Analyses by Pauline Vacher
https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1320796/les-petrodollars-du-golfe-a-la-rescousse-dankara.html

16 Feb 2022      Strategic ties between Turkey and the UAE: Winds of change        
Mena Affairs, Op-ed by Mehmet Rakipoglu
https://menaaffairs.com/strategic-ties-between-turkey-and-the-uae-winds-of-change/

2021                   UAE's Identity Building Processes Challenge the Traditional Approaches to Nationalism
Cafe Khaleej, hosted by Sana Quadri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxfvV8bdEXM