Kenan Aslanli is Ph.D. candidate at the Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University studying Russia's foreign energy policy, Eurasian energy geopolitics, and political economy issues. Previously, he was a project partner, program officer, and researcher in the regional energy, fiscal policy, and political economy projects of the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, Natural Resource Governance Institute, International Budget Partnership, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Kenan Aslanlı was a visiting lecturer for a short time at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria.