Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid

Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Social and political developments in Turkey
  • Islamist movements


English, Turkish, French


Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-29

Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid has been a program officer in the Middle East and North Africa program since 2015. She has also been working as program assistant for the research project on the “Engagement of the Arab Gulf States Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates in Egypt and Tunisia” since the end of 2014. Her main areas of study are social and political developments in Turkey, as well as Islamist movements in the Middle East and North Africa.

Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid is German-Turkish and studied business administration, International Relations, and history in Berlin, London, and Dubrovnik. She holds a BSc in business administration, an MA in international relations and diplomacy, and an MA in Islam and the West.


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Selected Publications

Mind the Gap
How France and Germany Can Spearhead Joint Foreign Policy Initiatives Now
by Claire Demesmay, Jana Puglierin, Laure Delcour, Barbara Kunz, Stefan Meister, Andreas Rinke, Frédéric Charillon, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Dorothée Schmid
DGAPkompakt 4b (April 2018), 16 pp., Updated and extended version
Mind the Gap
Given the current instability on Europe's borders and uncertainty about the international role of the US under President Trump, it is high time for Franco-German foreign policy initiatives. However, differences between the two, both on policy issues and in their strategic cultures, also limit their cooperation. This study shows how France and Germany can bridge - and exploit - these gaps to facilitate joint initiatives on four key topics: Russia, transatlantic relations, Syria and Turkey.
Category: France, Germany
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
Experts from the German Council on Foreign Relations offer case studies
by Josef Braml, Claire Demesmay, Dina Fakoussa, Ali Fathollah-Nejad, Wilfried Jilge, Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, Stefan Meister, Christian Mölling, Jana Puglierin, Henning Riecke, Claudia Schmucker, Daniela Schwarzer, Svenja Sinjen, Sebastian Sons, Sarah Wohlfeld
DGAPkompakt 7, Summer 2017, 42 pp.
Foreign Policy and the Next German Government
A new German government will take office after the elections on September 24, 2017. DGAP experts outline in 12 separate areas the foreign policy goals Germany should pursue (and with which partners).
Category: International Policy/Relations, Germany
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