Rusif Huseynov

Co-founder, co-editor

Rusif Huseynov is a Baku-based independent researcher. He studied international relations Baku State University and the University of Tartu. His main interest is peace and conflict studies, while his focus area covers mainly Eastern Europe, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia.

Murad Muradov

Co-founder, co-editor

Murad Muradov holds degrees from the London School of Economics (MSc in Comparative Politics) and ADA University (MA in International Affairs). His spheres of interest include the politics of Europe, post-Soviet countries and the Middle East, as well as international political economy.

Ilaha Zeynalli

Research Fellow


Ilaha Zeynalli received her BA in British Studies from Azerbaijan University of Languages and MA in International Relations from ADA University. She also studied at Corvinus University of Budapest. Her research interests cover energy geopolitics, Middle East and Russia.

Shahana Bilalova

Research Fellow

Shahana Bilalova holds a bachelor degree from ADA University majored in International Studies. She was also an exchange student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. Her main research interests cover International Development, International Security, and Peace Studies.

Elmira Hasanova

Research Fellow


Elmira Hasanova graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages (BA) and Baku State University (MA). She served as Head of Students` Scientific Society during university years and earned the experience of protocol for foreign dignitaries.

Turana Aliyeva

Research Fellow

Turana Aliyeva is a student of international relations at Khazar University. She has completed her internships at UNDP Azerbaijan, CRRC Azerbaijan, AmCham Azerbaijan. Her areas of interest are defense and security, peacebuilding, political psychology, philosophy.

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