Manager, TRT World Research Centre,
Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui is the manager of the TRT World Research Centre. Dr. Cherkaoui is an expert in the field of strategic communications analysis. He is the author of “The News Media at War: The Clash of Western and Arab Networks in the Middle East” (I.B. Tauris, 2017). Dr Cherkaoui holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the National University of Malaysia, and a PhD in media and communication from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. His broader research themes include international relations, strategic communications, public diplomacy, and media-military relations—specifically within a Middle Eastern context.