PIR Center conducted an interview with Professor Mustafa Kibaroglu, Ph.D in International Relations, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at the MEF University in Istanbul, a PIR Center Advisory Board member. We discussed the possibility of exporting U.S. nuclear tec...

Mustafa Kibaroglu, Aylin Gurzel

Turkish experts analyze the current stance on withdrawal of U.S. nuclear weapons deployed in Turkey, as well as political implications for the country and the region on the whole. So far the authorities are reluctant to remove the nuclear weapons, in order to maintain the link with the United States...

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Head of the Korea and Mongolia Department at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Vorontsov, Chair of International Relations Department in Okan University Mustafa Kibaroglu, Head of verification and security policy coordination at the IAEA until 2012 г. Tariq Rauf, Head of the Department of Regional Programs of Russkiy Mir Foundation Georgy Toloraya and Deputy Director of the Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Feoktistov join PIR Center's Advisory Board.


"Creation of a Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East is inseparably linked to the ongoing Middle East peace process. Luckily there is a feedback as well: development of sustained dialogue on the Zone can in turn facilitate the Middle East peace process, leading to creation of favorable atmosphere for further negotiations" - Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Security Index Journal Editorial Board member Sergey Ryabkov.


On October 4th, 2012 PIR Center will hold an international seminar “2012 Conference on the Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction – Searching for Solutions”.

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Name: Kibaroglu Mustafa
City: Istanbul, Turkey
Affiliation: Dean, MEF University; Chairman, BiLGESAM
Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
Political and military aspects of international security
Iranian nuclear program
Tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
Middle East
Nuclear disarmament
Biography :

Prof. Kibaroglu used to teach courses on “Arms Control & Disarmament” and “Turkish Foreign Policy” in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara from 1997 to 2011. Prof. Kibaroglu was a Research Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva (1995); International Atomic Energy Agency Fellow at the University of Southampton (1996); Post-doctoral Fellow at the Monterey Institute in California (1996/97); and Sabbatical Fellow at the Belfer Center of Harvard University (2004/05). Prof. Kibaroglu is the co-author of Global Security Watch – Turkey (2009) by Praegers in the United States, and the co-editor of Defence Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (2010), Bioterrorism: Threats and Deterrents (2010), Responses to Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism (2011), Defence Against Terrorism (2011), and Analysis and Strategies to Counter the Terrorism Threat (2011) by IOS Press in Netherlands. He is also the author and co-author of numerous chapters in books as well as articles in academic journals, such as Security Dialogue, Nonproliferation Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Journal, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, and Middle East Policy. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2013. A faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations in the MEF University (Istanbul) since July, 2014. 07/14