Current CATS Fellows

Dr. Salim Çevik

June 2023 - March 2024

Dr. Salim Çevik is a CATS fellow. He previously worked as CATS Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Prior to joining to SWP, he held research or teaching positions at Lund University (Sweden), Ipek University (Turkey), Bilgi University (Turkey) and Columbia University (USA). He earned his PhD degree in Political Science from Bilkent University (2015, Turkey).

His main area of research focusses on Turkish domestic politics and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East and Africa.

Dr. Jens Bastian

July 2022 - June 2023

Dr. Jens Bastian is a CATS fellow and independent economic analyst. He also serves as Senior Policy Advisor at ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy) in Athens, Greece.

His work focuses on China’s expanding infrastructure investment and bank lending footprint in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.

From September 2011 to September 2013 he was appointed by the European Commission as a member of the Task Force for Greece. His previous professional experience includes working as Lead Economist for the European Agency for Reconstruction in Thessaloniki, Greece, at Alpha Bank in Athens, Greece, as well as various academic positions held at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, U.K., Nuffield College, Oxford and the London School of Economics, London, U.K. He received his Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy in April 1993.