“Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa, How Ideology Shapes Foreign Policy,” a recent book coauthored by Assoc. Prof. Özgür Özdamar and Dr. Sercan Canbolat (IR’2014 MA graduate), was awarded the “Best Book in Foreign Policy Analysis” prize by the International Studies Association (ISA). 

Published by Cambridge University Press, the book explores the study of leadership in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 

Dr. Özdamar received the award on April 5, 2024, at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco. The award celebrates the best scholarly book on foreign policy published each year. He received the award for 2023. 

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