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Ziya Meral

Senior Associate Fellow

Dr Ziya Meral is a researcher, advisor and programmes director specialising on global trends shaping defence and security, politics and foreign policies of Turkey and Middle East and the thematic issues surrounding interaction of religion with global affairs. Since 2013, he has been a Fellow and then a Research & Programmes Director at the UK Army’s think tank, Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, based at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he managed a large programme of work exploring global developments in security and defence. He is also a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute and a Visiting Fellow of Royal Navy’s Strategic Studies Centre, and co-leader of the Climate Change & (In)Security Project. He holds a PhD in politics from the University of Cambridge, and frequently lectures on his areas of expertise at leading academic, military and diplomatic institutions.

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Ok, Doomer! The NEVER Podcast – Climate change: A hot topic

Listen to the third episode of the NEVER podcast – Ok, Doomer! In this episode, we explore climate change; the existential risk that the general public is most familiar with. Featuring an exploration of how the climate crisis affects politics on the local, national and international levels, climate change as a “polycrisis”, and how the world in the past has managed to unite around policies that combat climate change such as closing the hole in the ozone layer.