Beyrak Hajiyev is a Baku based independent researcher. He obtained his degree in Global Studies from Leipzig and Ghent Universities. His research interests include multi-dimensional globalization processes, their repercussions of rule, and resistance, and regimes of territorialization. He is also interested in the EU’s Neighborhood Policy and Eastern Partnership program, and their repercussions of de/re-territorialization. His most recent publication in a peer-reviewed journal is 'Why the Neutrality of Azerbaijan Is Important for the EU?'