Diren Dogan is currently pursuing her PhD. She received her BA at Suleyman Demirel University from 2012-2016 and her MA at the same university from 2016-2018. Her MA thesis analyzed “Territorial Disputes in Terms of South China Sea and the Republic of China’s Regional Policy.” Previously, she was a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University and also a Researcher at ALKUSAM Centre for Strategic Research.