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Mr Aaron Stein


Former Doctoral Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)




Aaron Stein is a former Doctoral Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He is also an Associate Fellow at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), where he works on security and proliferation issues in the Middle East.

He is currently a PhD Candidate at King's College London researching Iranian and Turkish nuclear decision-making. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. in International Policy Studies with a specialization in Nuclear Nonproliferation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

He has written extensively on Turkish politics and regional proliferation, publishing in scholarly journals and print media, including Survival, The RUSI Journal, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and the National Interest.

Selected Publications

Stein, A., "The Rise and Fall of the AKP's Foreign Policy: In Pursuit of a New Regional Order", Editions Routledge, 9 January 2015


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