Khalid Alakbarov has a bachelor's degree in international relations from the Baku State University. His bachelor thesis was "The growth of geopolitical influence of the People's Republic of China against the backdrop of the implementation of the Belt and Road initiative ". He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Foreign Policy of the Middle and Near East countries, at the same university. His research interests include the South Caucasus, Greater Middle East, East Europe and East Asia.