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Expert

Dr Suleyman Ozeren

Adjunct Professor, George Mason University

Dr. Suleyman Ozeren is an adjunct faculty and a research scholar at George Mason University. He is a faculty member at Barton College, Wilson, NC. He formerly served as the President of the Global Policy and Strategy Institute and the Director of the International Center for Terrorism and Transnational Crime (UTSAM) in Turkey. His research interests include Turkey-US relations, Turkey-EU relations, Turkey-NATO relations, politics in Turkey, conflict resolution, the Kurdish issue, the Middle East, terrorism & counterterrorism, countering violent extremism (CVE), and forced migration.

He was extensively involved in the Kurdish (Opening) Resolution process in 2009 and 2013, and was one of the organizers of the first kick-off meeting of the Kurdish resolution process in 2009. He also conducted research in Europe, focusing on diaspora radicalization. Part of his research included interviewing convicted terrorists and disintegrated and de-radicalized individuals. His most recent research project, titled “Countering Violent Extremism by Unraveling the Propaganda and Recruitment Techniques of ISIS in Turkey,” was funded by the U.S. State Department.

He was co-director for the NATO Science for Peace and Security Advanced Research (ARW) Workshop. He co-authored the NATO ARW, titled “Post-ISIS Era” Regional and Global Implications” which was held on September 6-8, 2019 in Washington D.C. He has numerous publications including. Some of the examples of his publications include “From Territorial Defeat to Global ISIS: Lessons Learned” (2021); “Terrorism Paradox and Turkey,” “Understanding Terrorism: Analysis of Sociological and Psychological Aspects”, “ISIS in Cyberspace: Findings from Social Media Research”, “Multi-Faceted Approach to Radicalization in Terrorist Organizations (Published by NATO Affiliated IOS Press)”, and “Cyberterrorism and Cybercrime: Vulnerabilities and International Cooperation”, and “Countering Terrorism: From Far East to New Continent”. He published op-eds at Ahvalnews.com and Rise to Peace.

Publications

Authored Books

  • Goldstone, A. J., Alimi, E., Ozeren, S., & Cubukcu, S. (eds.) (2021). From Territorial Defeat to Global ISIS: Lessons Learned. IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Bal, I., Ozeren, S., & Sozer, M. A. (eds) (2011). Multi-faceted Approach to Radicalization in Terrorist Organizations. IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam.
  • Ozeren, S., & Sever, M. (eds) (2011). “Terrorism Paradox and Turkey”. Karinca Yayinlari, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ozeren, S., Sever, M., & Basibuyuk, O. (eds) (2011). “Counterterrorism Experiences of SECI Member Countries”. SELEC, Basak Matbaa, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozeren, S., Sozer, M. A., & Demir, O. O. (eds) (2010). “From Local to Globe Transnational Crime”. Police Academy Publications, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozeren, S. (2009). “Cyberterrorism and Cybercrime: Vulnerabilities and International Cooperation”. VDM Publishing House Ltd, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Ozeren, S. Bal, I. (eds) (2009). “Countering Terrorism: From Far East to New Continent”. ISRO Publications, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozeren, S., Güneş, I. D., & M. D. Al-Badayneh (eds) (2007). Understanding Terrorism: Analysis of Sociological and Psychological Aspects, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Book Chapters

  • Ozeren, S., & Cubukcu, S. (2021). ISIS at the Crossroads: Regional and Global Implications. In J. Goldstone, E. Alimi, S. Ozeren, and S. Cubukcu (eds). From Territorial Defeat to Global ISIS: Lessons Learned. IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam
  • Ozeren, S., Cubukcu, S., & Bastug, M. F. (2021). “Lessons Learned from ISIS Recruitment in Turkey: A Paradigm Shift in Counterterrorism Is Needed”. In J. Goldstone, E. Alimi, S. Ozeren, and S. Cubukcu (eds). From Territorial Defeat to Global ISIS: Lessons Learned. IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam
  • Ozeren, S. & Cengiz, M. (2018). The Evolution of the PKK into a Criminal Enterprise”. In k. L. Thachuk and R. Lal, (Eds). Terrorist Criminal Enterprises: Financing Terrorism through organized crime. pp. 133-144.
  • Sozer, M. A., Sevinc, A., & Ozeren, S. (2015). “Police Officers’ Perception of Community Policing in Countering Violent Extremism: An Exploratory Study”. In M. Lombardi, E. Ragab, V. Chin, Y. Dandurand, V. de Divitiis, A. Burato, (Eds). Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Among Youth to Prevent Terrorism. Vol. 118, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam. pp. 203-219.
  • Ozeren, S. (2011). “Multi-faceted aspects of radicalization”, In I. Bal, S. Ozeren, M. A. Sozer, (Eds). Multi-faceted Approach to Radicalization in Terrorist Organizations, ed. IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam, Vol. 87, pp. 209-213,
  • Ozeren, S. (2011). “Paradigm shift in Turkey and countering terrorism”. In S. Ozeren, M. Sever, (Eds) Terrorism Paradox and Turkey. Karinca Yayinlari Ankara, Turkey. pp. 23-55.
  • Ozeren, S. (2010). “Economy of Terrorism: Recruitment Process and Financing of the Terrorism. Internet Usage in Financing Terrorism, Recruitment and Radicalization Symposium. Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. pp. 1-14.
  • Ozeren, S. & Sözer, M. A., & Demirci, S. (2010). “Militant Identity in Terrorist Organizations: Hizbullah Case in Turkey” In M. Sever, H. Cinoglu, O. Başıbuyuk (Eds). Socio-Psychology of Terrorism. Polis Akademisi Yayınları, Ankara. pp. 145-174.
  • Ozeren, S. & Cinoglu, H. (2010). “Community-oriented Policing as Counterterrorism Strategy: Comparative Analysis”. In A. Sozer (ed). Community-oriented Policing: Society, Crime, and Security. Adalet Yayınevi, Ankara, 2010. pp. 197-220.
  • Ozeren, S, & Demirci, S. (2009). “UK’s Counterterrorism Policy toward Separatist IRA and Terrorism Against Religion”. In I. Bal, & S. Ozeren (eds) Countering Terrorism: From Far East to New Continent. ISRO Publications, Ankara, Turkey. pp. 173-242.
  • Ozeren, S. & Cinoglu, H. (2009). “A Review of the Changes in Counter-Terrorism Policies of the US After 9/11: With Special Reference to Their Social Implications”. Terrorism: Global Perspective. In M. Ozguler, A. Ozdogan, A.S. Yayla, E. Mus, & H. İltaş, (Eds) Washington. pp. 146-175.
  • Ozeren, S., & Bal, I. (2009). “A Global Look at Countering Terrorism: What Do the World Experiences Tell Us?”. In I. Bal, & S. Ozeren (Eds) Countering Terrorism: From Far East to New Continent. ISRO Publications, Ankara, Turkey. pp. 379-398.
  • Ozeren, S., & H. Cinoğlu. (2008). “UK’s Public Administration System”. In H. H. Çevik, & T. Göksu (eds), Comparative Police Administration Systems. EGM Basımevi, Ankara.
  • Ozeren, S. (2008). “Cyberterrorism and International Cooperation: General Overview of the Available Mechanisms to Facilitate an Overwhelming” Response to Cyber Terrorism. Task.ed. Center of Excellence– Defence Against Terrorism, Vol. 34, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam. pp. 70-89.
  • Ozeren, S. & I. Yilmaz. (2007). “Counter-Terrorism in Turkey: Organizational and Operational Structure and Training”, In Police Education and Training in a Global Society, ed. P. C. Kratcoski and D. K. Das., Lexington Books, Lanham, MD. pp 371-386
  • Gunes I. D. & Ozeren, S. (2007). “Theory of Prism: Individual Capital and Frustration”, Understanding Terrorism: Analysis of Sociological and Psychological Aspects. In S. Ozeren, I. D. Gunes, & M. D. Al-Badayneh (Eds), Vol. 22, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam. pp. 27-33.
  • Ozeren, S. & I. D. Gunes. (2007). “Introduction: Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Terrorism”, Understanding Terrorism: Analysis of Sociological and Psychological Aspects, In S. Ozeren, I. D. Gunes, & M. D. Al-Badayneh, Vol. 22, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam. pp. 1-16,
  • Ozeren, S. (2007). “Recruitment and Training Methods of Suicide Terrorism”, Suicide as a Weapon, ed. Center of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism, Vol. 30, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam. pp. 38-50,
  • Ozeren, S. & H. Cinoglu. (2006). “The Turkish Counterterrorism Experience”, National Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Legal, Institutional, and Public Policy Dimensions in the US, UK, France, Turkey, and Russia, ed. R.W. Orttung & A. Makarychev, Vol. 14, 155-164, IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam.
  • Ozeren, S., & Cinoglu, H. (2006) United States Counter Terrorism Policy: Pre and Post 9/11 Evaluations. In I. Bal (Ed) Terrorism: National and International Perspective. ISRO Publication.
  • Ozeren, S. (2006). Emerging Threats: The Conceptual Framework and Classification of Cyberterrorism. In Social Dynamics of Global Terrorism and Prevention Policies. (Published Book after the Conference, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozeren, S., & Loper, K. (2005). “National Level of Efforts to Counter Cyber crime and Cyberterrorism: United States Case”. The Second Symposium on Cybercrime, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozeren, S. (2005). “Responding to Transnational Terrorism: Issues Related to International Cooperation” 1st Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security, Vol. 1, Öncü Pres, Ankara. pp. 576-580.

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