Mustafa Aydın is a Professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, and the President of the International Relations Council of Turkey. Previously, he worked at Ankara University and Economy and Technology University and served as the Rector of Kadir Has University between 2010 and 2018. He was a guest researcher at Michigan (1998), Harvard (2002), and Athens (2003) universities, as well as at the Richardson Institute for Peace Studies (1999), the EU Institute for Security Studies (2003), and the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (2018). He is a Coordinator of the Global Academy, Co-Coordinator of the Greek Turkish Forum, and a member of the International Studies Association, Turkish Atlantic Council, European Leadership Network, and European Academy of Art and Sciences. Prof. Aydın’s areas of interest include international politics, foreign policy analysis, and security issues related to Eurasia, the Middle East, and Turkey.