Elnur Soltanov

Dr. Elnur Soltanov earned his MA degree in International Relations from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey (2003), and his PhD in Political Science from Texas Tech University (2009), USA. Between 2000 and 2003, Dr. Soltanov worked as a researcher at the Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies (ASAM) think-tank in Ankara, Turkey, where he also served as the editor of Avrasya Haber, a joint project with Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TCDA). His publications include academic and analytical articles for English and foreign language journals and newspapers, as well as a book, A Political Economy of Russian Foreign Policy, published in Germany in 2009. Prior to joining ADA University, Dr. Soltanov served as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Truman State University, Missouri. He also taught at Texas Tech University, Texas, and Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Soltanov's teaching and research interests cover international security and political economy, methodology and energy politics.