Ali Diskaya

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International Relations

Ali Diskaya is a PhD Candidate in the Department of International Relations at Central European University. He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and Political Science from the University of Bremen and an MSc(Econ) in International Relations from Aberystwyth University. Ali’s doctoral thesis explores how Israel and Iran uphold their exceptional nuclear ambiguity policies both at home and vis-à-vis the global nuclear nonproliferation complex and how this affects regional nuclear order in the Middle East. The project employs an ethnographic approach which is theoretically informed by Michel Foucault’s work on power and resistance (especially his later writings on ‘governmentality’, ‘counter-conduct’, and ‘parrhēsia’) as well as the emerging literature on 'global governmentality' in IR. His broader research interests include: international relations theory (including a particular orientation toward critical theory approaches), critical security studies, and nuclear proliferation and disarmament. His most recent publication is ‘“Don't Ask, Don't Tell”: The Israeli Nuclear Taboo and the Limits of Global Governmentality’, in E. Akçalı (ed.), Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africa (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), pp. 105-22.


MSc(Econ) in International Relations, Aberystwyth University
BA in English and Political Science, University of Bremen

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