Profile of Miss Filiz Katman Istanbul Aydın University Energy Politics and Markets Research Center

Filiz Katman

BS in Economics (in English), Istanbul University; MA in Political Science and International Relations (in English), Marmara University, PhD on International Security and Terrorism, Turkish Military Academy (HAMAS: Politicization of a Terrorist Organization), certificates from Yale University, NATO International School, NATO COE-DAT, Bahçeşehir University Strategic Research Center, School of Government and Leadership. She is Faculty Member at Istanbul Aydin University, author of “Infrastructure of Cyber Threats”, “Cyber Threats in International Law” chapters in “Cyber Threats in the Triangle of Crime, War and Terror”; “Haiti”, “Liberia” and “Zimbabwe” chapters in “Conflict Regions in the World”.

General research interests

She has articles on terrorism, security, political violence, NATO, South Caucasus. Katman is co-author of, “Cyber Threats in the Triangle of Crime, War and Terror” book with “Infrastructure of Cyber Threats” and “Cyber Threats in International Law” Chapters; Co-author of “Conflict Regions in the World” with “Haiti”, “Liberia” and “Zimbabwe” Chapters. Research Areas: Terrorism, Political Violence, Politicization of Violence, Security Studies, Energy Markets|Policy|Security, Geopolitics, South Caucasus, NATO, European Security and Defence Policy, Black Sea Economic Cooperation

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

HAMAS: Politicization of a Terrorist Organization

PhD Abstract

Nowadays, violence is comprised of pysical and psychological voilence. Total wars are mostly replaced by conflicts today, and while obstructing war conditions is one of the factors affecting this process, suppressing physical violence with values and laws appears to be the other factors.
Use of violence in political arena when legitimate tools does not provide the expected results, not provide the public support, is called as political violence. In this process, violence is used as a tool as long as it provides the expected results. On the other hand, when the legitimacy issue political goals, use of violence is questioned.
In this study; a theoretical framework will be comprised of violence, political violence and politicisation of violence; the factors affecting tendency towards violence versus politicisation of HAMAS-Islamic Resistance Movement, an organization using violence as a tool in accomplishing its goals, will be analysed in historical perspective. Factors affecting this process, their level of influence will be evaluated in individual, state and system level.