Elkhan Nuriyev is an Eastern Europe-Global Area (EEGA) fellow at Leipzig University. From 2019 to 2020, he was a Humboldt senior fellow at the Center for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin. He is a global energy associate at the Brussels Energy Club and a senior expert on Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at L&M Political Risk and Strategy Advisory in Vienna. Born in Azerbaijan, he is also a long-time expert member of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Consortium’s Study Group on Regional Stability in the South Caucasus at the George C Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He received his PhD in political science from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1996.