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Reşat Bayer

Assoc. Prof.
International Relations


Reşat Bayer is Associate Professor of International Relations at Koç University. His primary are international cooperation and conflict.

He is particularly interested in peace between countries, how peaceful relations emerge, and the role of conflict management and resolution in peaceful relations, including negotiation and mediation. His current projects are on peaceful change, consequences of conflict, peace treaties, political regimes and international relations, political violence and electoral politics, independence and violence, and diplomatic relations. He has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, South European Society and Politics among other outlets.

Recent and Select Publications

Bayer, R. (2023). “Major Powers’ Management of Complex Peace Relationships.” International Journal of Conflict Management. Forthcoming.
Arı, E., Bayer, R., and Kemahlıoğlu, Ö. (2023). “Breaking the Bank: Effects of Domestic Conflict on the Banking Sector in Turkey.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Forthcoming.
Bayer, R. and Tafazzoli, R. (2023). “Politicization, Ratification of International Agreements, and Domestic Political Competition in Non-Democracies: The Case of Iran and the Paris Climate Accords.” Uluslararası İlişkiler - International Relations. Forthcoming.
Arı, E., Bayer, R., Kemahlıoğlu, Ö., and Kural, E. (2022). “Avoiding Fallout from Terrorist Attacks: The Role of Local Politics and Governments.” Journal of Peace Research. Forthcoming.
Bayer, R., Turper, S., and Woods, J. (2022). “Teamwork within a Senior Capstone Course: Implementation and Assessment.” PS: Political Science & Politics. 55 (4): 828–33.

Research areas

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy , International Conflict and Cooperation , Consequences of Conflict , International Relations Theory , Domestic-International Politics , Stable Peace and Reconciliation



PhD, Pennsylvania State University


Master’s, Bilkent University


Bachelor’s, Bilkent University



TÜBİTAK Incentive Award


TÜBA Outstanding Young Scientists Awards