Can Kasapoğlu

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

At A Glance:

Can Kasapoğlu is a non-resident senior fellow at Hudson Institute. His work at Hudson focuses on political-military affairs in the Middle East, North Africa, and former Soviet regions.

Biography

Can Kasapoğlu is a non-resident senior fellow at Hudson Institute. His work at Hudson focuses on political-military affairs in the Middle East, North Africa, and former Soviet regions. He specializes in open-source defense intelligence, geopolitical assessments, international weapons market trends, as well as emerging defense technologies and related concepts of operations.

Dr. Kasapoğlu was previously an Eisenhower fellow at the NATO Defense College in Italy and a visiting scholar at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Estonia. He has held research posts at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Jamestown Foundation, the Foundation for Strategic Research, and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

Dr. Kasapoğlu received his PhD from the Turkish War College and his MSci from the Turkish Military Academy.

Events
19
December 2023
Past Event
The Rise of Russia-Iran Partnership
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Bryan Clark
Can Kasapoğlu
Iranian and Russian navies attend a joint military exercise in the Arabian Sea and north of the Indian Ocean on February 17, 2021. (Iranian Army/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
19
December 2023
Past Event
The Rise of Russia-Iran Partnership
Iranian and Russian navies attend a joint military exercise in the Arabian Sea and north of the Indian Ocean on February 17, 2021. (Iranian Army/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Bryan Clark
Can Kasapoğlu
09
October 2023
Past Event
Analysis of the Israel-Hamas War
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Can Kasapoğlu
Jonathan Schachter
A missile explodes in Gaza City during an Israeli air strike on October 8, 2023. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)
09
October 2023
Past Event
Analysis of the Israel-Hamas War

Join Hudson Senior Fellows Michael Doran, Jonathan Schacter, and Can Kasapoğlu for an analysis of the Hamas raid on Israel.

A missile explodes in Gaza City during an Israeli air strike on October 8, 2023. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Can Kasapoğlu
Jonathan Schachter
27
September 2023
Past Event
Russia’s Cuban Recruits
Featured Speakers:
Can Kasapoğlu
Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat
Erich de la Fuente
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
The Russian Federation Navy Admiral Gorshkov frigate arrives to Havana's port on June 24, 2019. - A Russian naval detachment, led by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, arrived in Havana on Monday in times of high tension between the island and the United States. (Photo by ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP via Getty Images)
27
September 2023
Past Event
Russia’s Cuban Recruits

The revelation that Russia has recruited hundreds of Cuban citizens to fight in Ukraine underscores the desperation of Cuban citizens and the expansion of cooperation between Cuba and Russia.

The Russian Federation Navy Admiral Gorshkov frigate arrives to Havana's port on June 24, 2019. - A Russian naval detachment, led by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, arrived in Havana on Monday in times of high tension between the island and the United States. (Photo by ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Can Kasapoğlu
Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat
Erich de la Fuente
Moderator:
Daniel Batlle
26
June 2023
Past Event
Mutiny in Russia: Assessing the Implications of Prigozhin’s March on Moscow
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Can Kasapoğlu
Luke Coffey
Moderator:
Peter Rough
 Members of Wagner patrol in an area near a tank outside a circus building in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on June 24, 2023. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)
26
June 2023
Past Event
Mutiny in Russia: Assessing the Implications of Prigozhin’s March on Moscow

Hudson experts sort through what Yevgeny Prigozhin's short-lived mutiny means and what policymakers should focus on next.

 Members of Wagner patrol in an area near a tank outside a circus building in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on June 24, 2023. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Can Kasapoğlu
Luke Coffey
Moderator:
Peter Rough
Missiles and UAVs are shown with Israeli and American flags in Tehran, Iran, on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Hossein Beris/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images)
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Missiles and UAVs are shown with Israeli and American flags in Tehran, Iran, on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Hossein Beris/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
6 Min Read
Yemenis lift a Palestinian flag and placards depicting Houthi group leader Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi and Abu Obaida, the spokesperson of Hamas' armed wing, on January 24, 2024, in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
Caption
Yemenis lift a Palestinian flag and placards depicting Houthi group leader Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi and Abu Obaida, the spokesperson of Hamas' armed wing, on January 24, 2024, in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
6 Min Read
This aerial photograph taken on February 1, 2024, shows residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP) (Photo by ROMAN PILIPEY/AFP via Getty Images)
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Residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv, on February 1, 2024. (Roman Pilipey/AFP via Getty Images)
mike_pompeo
mike_pompeo
Distinguished Fellow
heinrichs
heinrichs
Senior Fellow and Director, Keystone Defense Initiative
nadia_schadlow
nadia_schadlow
Senior Fellow
5+
luke_coffey
Senior Fellow
peter_rough
Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Europe and Eurasia
walter_russell_mead
Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship
bryan_clark
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
Reports
6 Min Read
Armed rebels of the Iran-backed Houthi militia ride a pick-up truck during a demonstration against the USA and Israel amid growing tensions between the USA and the Houthis following the latter's several operations in the Red Sea on January 29, 2024, in Sanaa, Yemen. (Osamah Yahya via Getty Images)
Caption
Armed rebels of the Iran-backed Houthi militia ride a pick-up truck during a demonstration against the United States and Israel on January 29, 2024, in Sanaa, Yemen. (Osamah Yahya via Getty Images)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
zineb_riboua
zineb_riboua
Research Fellow and Program Manager, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
5 Min Read
An Israeli artillery unit moves along the border with the Gaza Strip on January 19, 2024, in southern Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
Caption
An Israeli artillery unit moves along the border with the Gaza Strip on January 19, 2024, in southern Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
6 Min Read