Gerald Robbins – an FPRI Senior Fellow – specializes in analyzing Turkey, the Caucasus region, and Central Asia. He studied at Bosphorus University, Istanbul, on a Fulbright-Hayes fellowship and holds an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University. Robbins has used his Turkish language skills to report for The Weekly Standard, the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly and the Washington Times. He has served as Program Director for Freedom House in Azerbaijan, managing post-Soviet political and economic programs. Robbins frequently lectures at universities and policy institutes. He authored Azerbaijan as part of Mason Crest/FPRI’s “The Growth and Influence of Islam” series.