Ali Alkış is a nuclear security professional and an advocate for non-proliferation and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Currently serving as the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) Ambassador to Türkiye, Ali is also pursuing a PhD in International Relations at Hacettepe University, where his research focuses on nuclear security during armed conflict and national nuclear security regimes for nuclear newcomer states. Furthermore, Alkış is one of the emerging leaders of the NTI’s Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities.
Ali actively contributes to the nuclear security community through his role as a member of the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy. He is dedicated to advancing gender equality and inclusivity within nuclear security initiatives.
Ali's research interests cover a wide range of topics, including nuclear security, non-proliferation, nuclear terrorism, Turkish nuclear and foreign policies, and the relationship between Turkey and NATO. He specifically examines Turkish security policies within the context of NATO's extended deterrence and analyzes the benefits that Turkey derives from its partnership with NATO.
Ali has contributed to various publications, including articles, book chapters, interviews, and op-eds, published in reputable platforms such as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the International Journal of Nuclear Security, Elsevier, the Journal of Nuclear Sciences, the Stimson Center, the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, and others.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Ali is committed to raising awareness and educating others about nuclear security issues and the dynamics of Turkish-NATO relations. He actively participates in workshops, events, and meetups related to nuclear security, sharing his expertise and contributing to the collective understanding of these important subjects. Through his social media presence, Ali strives to provide valuable nuclear security information and insights on Turkish-NATO relations to a wider audience.
Ali Alkış's experience, affiliations, and research make him a respected figure in the field of nuclear security. He remains committed to collaborating with international stakeholders and advancing nuclear security initiatives while exploring the complexities of Turkish-NATO relations. His work contributes to the global efforts aimed at creating a safer and more secure world.
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