Tugcem Karaman is a PhD student in international relations at Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her research focuses on Asian studies especially Mongolia’s foreign policy, Mongolia’s relations with great powers such as the US and China. Her theoretical research includes small states theory. Additionally she interested in structural realism, history and socio-cultural researches. She received her B.A (2015) in international relations at Yalova University, and MA (2017) in international relations from the same University.