In this edition of OrionTalks, host Suat Cubukcu welcomes Federico Donelli, an assistant professor of International Relations at the University of Trieste and the author of the book, "Turkey in Africa: Turkey's Strategic Involvement in Sub-Saharan Africa." The conversation delves into Turkey's growing military and economic relationships with Africa, the influence of its military activism on the stability and security of the region, and how Turkey's role fits into the global security dynamics in relation to other major powers such as the US, China, and Russia.
Dr. Federico Donelli is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Trieste, Italy. His research fields have covered international politics and security in the Middle East and Africa, focusing on the foreign policy of the different regional and extra-regional players. He is currently working on the Red Sea's militarization and the increasing global competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of multiple articles appearing in International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Small Wars & Insurgencies, and The International Spectator. He is also the author of Turkey in Africa. Turkey’s strategic involvement in sub-Saharan Africa was published in 2021 by Bloomsbury.