Nilsu Goren

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Middle East Peace and Security Initiative

Goren Nilsu

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Arms control, International Security, Missile Defense, NATO and its Partners, Nuclear Deterrence, US-Turkey Relations

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Dr. Nilsu Goren is a nonresident senior fellow at the Middle East Peace and Security Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Dr. Goren is a research scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, (CISSM), School Public Policy. She is a nonresident senior fellow with the Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Her main area of expertise is Turkish foreign and security policymaking. She has held research positions at the Federation of American Scientists, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. She is also a steering committee member of the Middle East Next Generation of Arms Control Specialists Network. Goren has written extensively on nuclear weapons, nuclear security, and missile defense. Goren received her PhD in public policy from the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to coming to Maryland, she taught at Koc University, Istanbul. She holds a BA in economics and an MA in political science from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.