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Saltuk Karahan

Saltuk Karahan is program coordinator at the School of Cybersecurity at Old Dominion University. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Geography. Karahan’s research interests and projects revolve around the central theme of information technology development as it impacts various international security and foreign policy-related phenomena. In particular, his work broadly falls into two veins: the study of how the globalization of information technologies impacts international conflict dynamics and national security processes, and the examination of how new digital information dynamics affect both state and non-state actors’ influence on the policy process.

Before joining Old Dominion University, Karahan worked in various leadership roles within NATO. Karahan’s long military career was focused on national security strategy, transformation in national and international organizations and technological capability development.

He earned a M.S. in modeling and simulation from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA with a concentration on human-computer interaction and his Ph.D. in international studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a concentration on conflict and cooperation.