Tolga Demiryol is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Altınbaş University. He is also Director of the Center for Research on Energy and Environment at the same institution. He received his PhD at the University of Virginia, specializing in political economy. Demiryol published widely on Turkish Foreign Policy, theories of economic interdependence and geopolitics of energy. In 2018-2019 he was a Fung Global Fellow at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.