PhD Candidate in International Relations, University of Kent
Julian de Medeiros is a PhD candidate and Assistant Lecturer in Politics & IR at the University of Kent. He is Editor and Columnist at 'Independent Turkey'. His writing appears frequently in Open Democracy.
Julian writes about paranoid politicians, (fictitious) conspiracies, and Turkish/Brazilian Politics. He is currently finishing a book (I.B. Tauris 2017) explaining why politicians benefit from conspiracy. The book analyzes the Gezi Protests and argues that, contrary to popular belief, politicians are the real champions of conspiracy theory.
Conspiracy theories are never true. Or are they? That question has been settled for Brazilians by a leaked recording in which now-resigned planning minister Romero Jucá clearly spells out a conspiracy to unseat...