Ahmet Kuru

Ahmet Kuru is a Professor of Political Science and Director of Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies at San Diego State University. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Bilkent University, M.A. in International Relations from Fatih University, M.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington.

Professor Kuru researches Middle Eastern politics and political theory.

Representative Publications

Kuru, Ahmet T. “Turkey’s Failed Policy toward the Arab Spring: Three Levels of Analysis.” Mediterranean Quarterly 26.3 (2015): 94-116.

Kuru, Ahmet T. “Authoritarianism and Democracy in Muslim Countries: Rentier States and Regional Diffusion.” Political Science Quarterly 129.3 (2014): 399-427.

Kuru, Zeynep Akbulut, and Ahmet T. Kuru. “Apolitical Interpretation of Islam: Said Nursi’s Faith-based Activism in Comparison with Political Islamism and Sufism.” Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations 19.1 (2008): 99-111.

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