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Dr. Ziya Meral is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, a Senior Resident Fellow at the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, and the Director of the Centre on Religion and Global Affairs based in London and Beirut. He specialises in the politics and foreign policies of Turkey and the Middle East, thematic issues surrounding the interaction of religion with global affairs, and British defence and security. He is the author of How Violence Shapes Religion: Belief and Conflict in Africa and Middle East (2018) and is a frequent commentator in international and British media, including Al Jazeera, France 24, MSNBC, BBC, the Financial Times and the New York Times.