Burak Kadercan

Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy, Naval War College



2023. Shifting Grounds: The Social Origins of Territorial Conflict. New York: Oxford University Press.

2017. Territorial Designs and International Politics: Inside-out and Outside-in. London: Routledge (with Boaz Atzili).


2022. “Exploring the “Military Time”: Historical Timing, Civil–Military Relations, and the Military Revolution in Russia and Japan.” Global Studies Quarterly 2 (3).

2021. "Territorial Logic of the Islamic State: An Interdisciplinary Approach." Territory, Politics, Governance 9 (1): 94-110.

2018. “Nationalism and War for Territory: From ‘Divisible’ Territories to Inviolable Homelands,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 30 (4): 368-393.

2017. Territorial Designs and International Politics: Inside-out and Outside-in. London: Routledge. (with Boaz Atzili) 

2017. “Territorial Design and Grand Strategy in the Ottoman Empire,” Territory, Politics, Governance 5 (2): 158-176.

2017. “Territorial Designs and International Politics: The Diverging Constitution of Space and Boundaries,” Territory, Politics, Governance 5 (2): 115-130, with Boaz Atzili (American University).  

2016. “Turkish Military as a Political Actor: Its Rise and Fall.” Middle East Policy 23 (3): 84-99, with Pelin Telseren (Brown University).

2016. “What ISIS Crisis Means for the Future of the Middle East.” Insight Turkey 18 (2): 63-84.

2015. "Triangulating Territory: A Case for Pragmatic Interaction Between Political Science, Political Geography, and Critical IR." International Theory 7 (1): 125-161. Link

2014. “Strong Armies, Slow  Adaptation: Civil-Military Relations and Diffusion of Military Power.” International Security 38 (3): 117-152. Link

2013. “Making Sense of Survival: Refining the Treatment of State Preferences in Neorealist Theory.” Review of International Studies 39 (4): 1015-1037. Link

2012. “Military Competition and the Emergence of Nationalism.” International Studies Review 14 (4): 401- 428. Link


2015. "Bringing the 'Other' Empires Back In: The Case of the Ottoman Empire." American Political Science Association's International History and Politics Newsletter 1 (1). Link

​2014.  “Busting  Myths:  Five  books  on  The  Cuban  Missile  Crisis  in  Its  Fiftieth  Anniversary.”  Cold War History 14 (3): 445-451. Link

2014. “Güç  [Power],”  in  Uluslararası  İlişkilere  Giriş:  Tarih,  Teori,  Kavramlar  ve  Konular  [Introduction  to   International  Relations:  History,  Theory,  Concepts,  and  Issues]  ed.  by  Şaban  Kardaş  and  Ali  Balcı  (Istanbul:   İmge). Link to book

2012. Review of Revolution and Constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire and Iran (Cambridge UP, 2011) by Nader Sohrabi. Comparative Political Studies 45 (10): 1310-1314.

​2012. "Uluslararası Ilişkiler ve Din [International Relations and Religion]." Boğaziçi Üniversitesi-TÜSİAD Dış Politika Forumu Araştırma Raporu [Bogazici University - TUSIAD Foreign Policy Forum Research Report]. Link