Samir Hasanov


Dr. Samir Hasanov is a freelance political scientist specialising in South Caucasus countries and Russia's foreign policy. Born on 13 October 1985 in Göygöl, Azerbaijan, he is currently living in Bonn, Germany. He studied "International Relations" (Bachelor, 2003-2007) at the Baku Slavic University and “Political Science” (Master, 2011-2013) at the University of Bonn. In 2019, he completed his doctorate on the topic of "Imperial Heritage? Russia's power political ambitions in the South Caucasus between 1992- 2014" at the University of Cologne. At various times he was a scholarship holder of the DAAD, the German Bundestag and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. His dissertation project has been published by the leading German publishing house "Springer". He also publishes articles on the latest political developments in the German-language “Journal of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (ZfAS)” in Germany.

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