Bilal Bag

Research Associate

Bilal Bag is a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. He contributes to the institute’s work on peace and security and is editor of the PeaceLab Blog which hosts debates about Germany’s policies on crisis prevention, stabilization, and peacebuilding. Bilal’s areas of interest include European politics, German-Turkish relations, public diplomacy and strategic communications in international politics, global terrorism, and conflict and peace in multi-ethnic societies.

Prior to joining GPPi, Bilal worked as a consultant in the field of strategic and political communications in Berlin. His professional experiences also encompass internships at the German Federal Academy for Security Policy, the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, the European Movement Germany, and at a university and a think tank in Turkey.

Bilal received his master’s degree in conflict, security and development from King’s College, London. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Konstanz in Germany and Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence in France with a bachelor’s degree in politics and public administration. His studies were supported by scholarships from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the German Foundation for Integration.

Languages: German, English, Turkish, French 

Area of expertise

Recent Publications

Commentary 30 August 2018

A Way Out of the Turkish Currency Crisis

by Bilal Bağ, Tayyib Demiroğlu
Berlin Policy Journal

Article 01 June 2017

Analyzing the Onset of the Iraqi Civil War 2004 from the Perspective of Inclusive and Exclusive Elite Bargains

by Bilal Bağ
Journal of Ethics and Cultural Studies