Rashad Baghirov is an independent researcher of history and international relations. He holds his Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from Baku Engineering University and his first MA from Newcastle University. In his second MA in Comparative History from Central European University, R. Baghirov focused on the “Prisoners of war from the Soviet Union during the Second World War”. His research interests include the Caucasus, Iran, the Middle East and Geopolitics.