Oya Dursun-Özkanca (PhD University of Texas, Austin) is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies Minor at Elizabethtown College, PA, USA. Her research areas include Turkish foreign policy, South East Europe, transatlantic security, the European Union and peace operations. She is the author of a number of scholarly articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as Civil Wars, European Security, the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, French Politics, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies and various edited volumes. Her first book, The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform: Current Practices and Challenges of Implementation was published by Routledge in 2013. Her second book (co-edited with Dr. Stefan Wolff), External Interventions in Civil Wars: The Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations was published by Routledge in 2014. Dr. Dursun-Özkanca was a LSEE Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics in Summer 2013 researching on South Eastern Europe. She is currently on sabbatical leave, thanks to a sabbatical research grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University, working on a book on Turkish foreign policy in the Western Balkans.