The Congress of Berlin by Anton Werner

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Merhaba! Welcome to my website. My name is Konstantinos Travlos, PhD and I am a Assistant Professor in the Faculty of International Relations at Ozyegin University  at Istanbul, Turkey. 

As a scholar I focus on international relations and specifically  international conflict. I am a believer in the use of multiple methodologies when we wish to evaluate the empirical strength of an argument (or as a lay-person would say, whether it is true), even if right now I am focusing on mastering large-n quantitative methods. 

I gained my PhD in December 2013 from the Department of Political Science at the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the mentoring of Dr. John Vasquez and Dr. Paul F. Diehl.

My two current major projects is exploring the impact on world politics of the concept of Interstate Managerial Coordination. This concept was developed by me on basis of the work of Peter Wallensteen on universalism and particularism. The second one is a major effort to compile dispute data in the 1715-1815 period.  I am also co-authoring a number of papers on related topics. 

By selecting one of the pages of this site you can access an up to date version of my CV, information about my research interests and output, information about classes I have taught and are teaching, and abstracts of papers I have sent out for publication or presented at professional conferences. This website, like my career is still pretty much a work in progress and new things and information will be added in future dates (such as access to data used in publications, syllabi from courses etc).

If you would like to contact me please email me at 

What am I teaching this semester(click on title to see syllabus)?

What am I researching?
Project 1: Working on a co-authored paper on the impact of Interstate Managerial Coordination among the major powers on the dynamics of the Steps to War framework developed by Paul Senese and John A.Vasquez. 

Project 2:  Working with Maria Lotito and Ioannis Ziogas on a paper comparing the Arab Spring with the Spring of Nations

Project 3:Working on paper that seeks to explain under what conditions military mobilization that was done with diplomatic, rather than military, goals in mind leads to war. (This has been accepted for publication. More information to come)

Project 4: Editing a multi-disciplinary edited volume for the upcoming centenary of the Greek-Turkish War of 1919-1922. This will include also a substantive chapter for me.

My most recent publication is out. "Making a Case over Greco-Turkish Rivalry: Major Power Linkages and Rivalry Strength" with Deniz S. Sert. Published in 2018 at Uluslararasi Iliskiler-Journal of International Relations, Volume 15, Issue 59.You can read a expanded summary at my other blog. You can find replication data here.

We had a successful workshop with the contributors to the edited volume I am the editor for "Salvation and Catastrophe: The Greek-Turkish War 1919-1923"

My gratitude to Dr. Esra Gencturk and the Rectorate of Ozyegin University for their support in funding and organizing this event.

I participated in a media panel on Greek-Turkish maritime tensions at TRT-World, Straight Talk

I expand on some of the themes in a post in my political blog.

The Interstate Managerial Coordination (IMaC) data for the Major Power network is now available on this blog. Please click on Research I on the pages tab to get to the links.