Asan in the News

2014-05-04

Tuğba Kaplan [Zaman Daily News], “How Does the World See Turkey?” 

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On May 4, 2014, Dr. Jang Ji-Hyang, Research Fellow and Head of the Middle East and North Africa Program, was interviewed in an article in Zaman Daily News on “How Does the World See Turkey?”

Dr. Jang discussed Turkey’s democratization over the past decade. She noted the worrying indications of authoritarianism under Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan in recent years as well as the tensions between representative democracy and majority rule. She concluded by expressing hope that the “Turkish Model” could continue to be a positive model in the region.

(This article is in Turkish)

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Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Middle East and North Africa Program / Center for Regional Studies

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang also serves as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Dr. Jang taught comparative and Middle East politics at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research interests include political Islam, Islamic finance, comparative democratization, and state-building. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? (with Clement M. Henry (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Asan Institute 2011). Dr. Jang received a B.A. in Turkish studies and M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.