Dr. Vasif Huseynov, a senior fellow at the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) and adjunct lecturer at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan. His analyses are focused on the EU – Azerbaijan relations and the international security in the South Caucasus. He has previously worked for the Center for Strategic Studies (SAM) and ADA University in Baku. Dr. Huseynov holds BA in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration in Baku, MA in Global Political Economy from University of Kassel (Germany), and PhD in Political Science from University of Göttingen (Germany). His MA and PhD studies were supported by full scholarships of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He has authored a book titled “Geopolitical Rivalries in the "Common Neighborhood": Russia's Conflict with the West, Soft Power, and Neoclassical Realism” published in 2019 by Ibidem Press in Germany and distributed by Columbia University.