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Vahram Ter-Matevosyan
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Dr. Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway; Candidate of Historical Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies; MA, Lund University, Sweden; BA, Yerevan State University, Armenia
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Associate Professor, Program Chair
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
https://people.aua.am/team_member/dr-vahram-ter-matevosyan/
060 61 2670

Office no.: 105W, Paramaz Avedisian Building

PSIA282 Survey of Regional Politics
PSIA311 Caucasus Regional Politics
PSIA324 Security Policy
PSIA360 Armenian Politics
PSIA364 Middle East Politics

ORCID: 0000-0002-2212-0391
SCOPUS Author ID: 36599336300
Researcher ID-N-4267-2017

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Short Bio:

I specialize in Turkish domestic and foreign policy, regional security and conflicts in the post-Soviet space. I was Visiting Professor at Duke University, NC (2016), Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, CA (2009-2010) and Visiting Doctoral Student at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2005).

My most recent monograph is "Turkey, Kemalism, and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation" (New York & London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). I authored an award-winning monograph “Islam in the Social and Political Life of Turkey, 1970-2001” in 2008 and co-authored “History of Turkish Republic” in 2014. My research articles have been published in "Digest of Middle Eastern Studies", "Third World Quarterly", “Nations and Nationalism”, “Europe-Asia Studies”, “Turkish Studies”, “Middle Eastern Studies”, “Insight Turkey”, “Eurasian Geography and Economics”, “Turkish Review”, “Caucasus Survey”, “Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies”, “Iran and the Caucasus”, “Diaspora Studies”, “Études Arméniennes Contemporaines”, “Caucasus Analytical Digest”, “Contemporary Eurasia”, as well as chapters in edited volumes published by Routledge and Springer.

Publications:

Selected Publications

Monographs

“Turkey, Kemalism, and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation”, New York & London. Palgrave Macmillan 2019.

Reviewed in:

Sakarya, Sumeyye. (2021). Turkey, Kemalism and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation, written by Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review (published online ahead of print 2021).
Hryhorii Mavrov. (2021) Turkey, Kemalism and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation, written by Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, Insight Turkey, vol. 23, no. 1. pp. 252-254
Mohammed Alrmizan (2020) Turkey, Kemalism and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation, written by Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, Turkish Studies, vol. 21, 2020, pp. 817-819.
Sahakyan, Naira (2019) Review of Turkey, Kemalism, and the Soviet Union: Problems of Modernization, Ideology and Interpretation, by Vahram Ter-Matevosyan. Ab Imperio, vol. 2019 no. 4, pp. 214-219. 

“Islam in the Social and Political life of Turkey (1970-2001)”. Yerevan. Limush Press. 2008

Edited Volumes

Ter-Matevosyan V., Mkrtchyan N. (2021) The Conduct of Armenian Foreign Policy: Limits of the Precarious Balance. In: Brady AM., Thorhallsson B. (eds) Small States and the New Security Environment. The World of Small States, vol 7. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51529-4_14
“The policy of Turkey Towards Armenia During the Governing Period of the Justice and Development Party (2002-2012)”. 2020. Yerevan. Zangak. (in Armenian) (with R. Safrastyan, A. Hovhannisyan, T. Manukyan)
“History of Armenia: Country Survey,” Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2020, 20th edition, ed. Dominic Heaney. London and New York, Routledge. 2019. pp. 57-63.
“History of Armenia: Country Survey” in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2019, 19th edition, ed. Dominic Heaney, London and New York, Routledge, 2018, 55-61.
“Turkish Soft Power Politics in Georgia: Making Sense of Political and Cultural Implications”, ed. Ansgar Jodicke in Religion and Soft Power in the South Caucasus, London, Routledge, 2018, 21-41
“Armenian Foreign Policy: Problems of Institutional Developments” in Armenia’s Foreign Policy: Some Perspectives Stephan Astourian. UC Berkley Armenian Studies Program Occasional Papers. 2016. 55-77  (coauthor Anna Drnoian)
“Turkish Policy in Georgia: Social and Economic Implications of Integration Projects”, in View Across the Border: Policy and Society in Georgia and Armenia, ed. T. Turmanidze, Tbilisi, BST GMF, 2014, pp. 23-41 (in Russian)
“Military intervention. Reforms (1980-1995)”, in History of Turkish Republic, ed. R. Safrastyan, Yerevan, Yerevan State University Publication, 2014, pp. 237-277 (in Armenian)
“Crisis of the Political System. The period of the Justice and Development Party (1996-2011)”, in History of Turkish Republic, ed. R. Safrastyan, Yerevan, Yerevan State University Publication, 2014, pp. 294-354 (in Armenian)
“Reviewing Armenia’s National Security Strategy: Challenges and Reality” in Conference Proceedings “Regional Security Dynamics In The Caucasus”, Limush Press, Yerevan, 2012, pp. 95-104

Articles in Peer-Reviewed journals

“Deadlocked in History and Geopolitics: Revisiting Armenia-Turkey Relations”, Digest of Middle East Studies, 2021, vol. 30, no. 3, 155-169.

 “Problems of foreign service and diplomacy in the post-Soviet Context: The Case of Armenia”, Third World Quarterly,  2021, vol. 42, n0. 4,  755-774 (with Anna Drnoian)

“Stranded in Geopolitics: The Question of Turkish Armenians in Soviet-Turkish Relations”, Middle Eastern Studies. 2020. vol. 56, no. 4., pp. 626-637 (with Ruben Melkonyan)

“Navigating between international recognition paradigms: prospects and challenges for Nagorno Karabakh”, Caucasus Survey, 2019, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 181-196 (with Edita Ghazaryan)

“A Conflict That Did Not Happen: Revisiting The Javakhk Affair In Georgia”, Nations and Nationalism, 2019, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 340-360 (with Brent Currie)

“Armenia-Turkey border opening: what determines the attitude of Armenians?” Caucasus Survey, 2019, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 25-43 (with A. Grigoryan and K. Khachatryan)

“Armenia in the Eurasian Economic Union: Reasons for Joining and its Consequences”, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2017, v. 58, no. 3, pp. 340-360 (coauthors A. Drnoian, N. Mkrtchyan, T. Yepremyan)

“Praying Under Restrictions: Islam, Identity and Social Change in Azerbaijan”, Europe-Asia Studies, 2017, v. 69, no. 5, pp. 819-837 (coauthor - Nelly Minasyan)

“Turkish Transformation and the Soviet Union: Navigating through the Soviet Historiography on Kemalism”, Middle Eastern Studies, 2017, v. 53, no. 2, pp. 281-296

“Institutions and Identity Politics in the Armenian Diaspora: The Case Study of Russia and Lebanon”, Diaspora Studies, 2017, v. 10, n. 1, pp. 64-80 (coauthors H. Danielyan, V. Sisserian, N. Kankanyan, N. Shorjian)

“Track two Diplomacy between Armenia and Turkey: Achievements and Limitations”, Caucasus Analytical Digest, 2016, July, no. 86, pp. 3-6.

“The Kars-Akhalkalak railway project: Why Armenia Should Revisit its Position”, Turkish Review, 2016, v. 6, no. 3: pp. 130-135.

“Kemalism and Communism: From Cooperation to Complication”, Turkish Studies, 2015, v. 16, no. 4, pp. 510-526.

“Turkish Experience with Totalitarianism and Fascism: Tracing the Intellectual Origins", Iran and the Caucasus, 2015, v. 19, no. 4, pp. 387-401.

“Armenia and the Ukrainian Crisis: Finding the Middle Ground”. Caucasus Analytical Digest. December 2014, no. 67–68, pp. 14-17.

“The Rebirth of Turkish Studies in Armenia”, Turkish Review, v. 4, no. 3, 2014, pp. 350-351.

“Framing National Security Objectives: The Cases of Azerbaijan and Georgia”, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, v. 13/3, 2013, pp. 325-340.

“The Armenian Community and the AK Party: Finding Trust Under the Crescent”, Insight Turkey, v. 12, no. 4, 2010, pp. 93-111.

“The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Background and Prospects”, GeoPolitics, 2018, vol. 16 (1), no. 73, 259-265.

 “Reconciliation vs. Normalization: The Need to Revisit the Negotiation methodology in the Armenian-Turkish Relations”, Public Diplomacy Magazine, 2017, no. 17, pp. 57-65

"Track two Diplomacy between Armenia and Turkey: Achievements and Limitations", Caucasus Analytical Digest, 2016, July, no. 86, pp. 3-6.

“Mass Media in Turkey: Politics, Constraints and Challenges”, Problems of Oriental Studies, 2015, v. 10, pp. 97-137.

“Turkey’s 2014 Local Elections: Features of the Election Campaign and Results”, Contemporary Eurasia, 2015, v. 4, no. 1, pp.10-28.

“Armenia and the Ukrainian Crisis: Finding the Middle Ground”, Caucasus Analytical Digest, No. 67–68, December 2014, pp. 14-17.

“Manifestations of Fascism in Turkey: A Few Questions on Theory”, Contemporary Eurasia, v. 3, no. 2, 2014, pp. 10-15.

“Security Issues in the North Caucasus: The Case of Armenians”, Contemporary Eurasia, v. 2, no. 2, 2013, pp. 99-110.

Armenia Needs a New National Security Strategy”, Regional Affairs, v. 1, n. 3, 2013, pp. 5-15.

“Differentiation of Islamic Movements in Turkey. “Milli Görüş” vs. “Gülenism”, Turkic and Ottoman Studies, v. 7, 2011, pp. 205-220.

“Turkey between 2008 and 2011: Principal features of Political Transformations”, Contemporary Eurasia, vol. 1, 2012, pp. 11-39.

“Turkey’s foreign policy in the South Caucasus: Key Strategic Imperatives”, Working papers, v. 6, 2011, pp. 50-61.

“2011 Parliamentary Elections in Turkey”, Defense-Academic Journal, 2011, vol. 16, no. 1-2, pp. 205-216.

“Perspectives of Turkish-Armenian Relations in the Context of National Security Provision”, Turkic and Ottoman Studies, v. 7, 2011, pp. 371-379.

“Reflection of Kurdish factor in the foreign and domestic politics of Turkey. A view from RA national strategy provision perspective”, Working papers, Special edition, 2011, pp. 15-29.

“Strategic assessment of the Homeland-Diaspora problems”, Working papers, v. 5-6, n. 13-14, 2010, no. 13-14, pp. 62-67.

“The Review Prospects of Armenia’s National Security Strategy”, Defense-Academic Journal, vol. 15, no. 3, 2010, pp. 70-77.

“The Republican People’s Party between 1960 and 2010: The half-century of transformation of Turkey’s founding party”, The Near and Middle Eastern States and Nations, v.29, 2010, pp. 52-69.

“Kemalism as a Social Movement: Transforming Patterns of Collective Identities in Turkey”, Turkic and Ottoman Studies, v. 6, Yerevan, 2009, pp. 86-104.

“The development trends in the Turkish-Iranian relations and their implications on the system of national security of the RA”, Working papers, 2009, no. 11-12, pp. 174-189.

“The Problems of Methodological and Periodical Differentiation of the Research on Kemalism”, Near East: History, politics and culture, v. 6, 2009, pp. 265-271.

“Justice and Development Party in the Local Elections: Comparative Analysis of Achievements and Failures”, Turkic and Ottoman Studies, v. 6, 2009, pp. 334-345.

“The Khojalu events in the Azerbaijani-Turkish relations. Assessments from Armenian national security perspectives”, Working papers, v. 2, no.10, 2009, pp. 103-114.

 "The normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations from Armenian National Strategic perspectives: Steps to be taken”, Yerkir weekly, April 24, 2009, pp. 5-6.

“Turkey in the context of implementation of the National Security Strategy of Armenia”, Working papers, 2008, pp. 49-85.

“Georgia-Turkey: from regional cooperation towards geopolitical and strategic dependence”, Working papers, 2008, pp. 131-144.

“Development trends of Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations and the Essence of Contradictions: Hostages of loyalty”, Working papers, 2007, pp. 69-81.

“Religion in Turkey in the 1980s: The essence of the ‘Turkish-Islamic Synthesis’ Project”, The Near and Middle Eastern States and Nations, v. 26, 2007, pp. 204-217.

“The Kemalist Discourse in Turkey Between 1960 and 1980: Challenging the Republican Ideology?”, Turkic and Ottoman Studies, v. 4, 2006, pp. 85-102