Dr. Altay Atlı is a lecturer at the Asian studies graduate program of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, and the coordinator of the Asian Studies Center at the same institution. After graduating from the German High School of Istanbul, he received a B.A. degree in economics from Boğaziçi University, an M.A. degree in international business from Deakin University Melbourne, Australia, and completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Boğaziçi University. Atlı is a research associate at the Center for Research on Globalization and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) of Koç University in Istanbul, and a “Global Emerging Voices Fellow” for the year 2012 (organized by Torino World Affairs Institute in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Australian National University, and Stiftung Mercator). His previous work experience includes positions at the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, as well as at the Australian Trade Commission and Bahçeşehir University’s Asia-Pacific Research Center. Research interests of Altay Atlı cover the political economy of Turkish foreign policy, international political economy with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and Turkey’s relations with Asian countries. Atlı regularly contributes essays and op-eds on international politics and economist to various media organizations, and appears on Turkish radio and television programs commenting on global developments. Atlı authors a blog on Asian current affairs, in Turkish, available at http://www.sarkekspresi.com.