Hossein Aghaie Joobani is a PhD Candidate in the Department of International Relations, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Linköping University, Sweden. He also serves as a contributing editor in the peer-reviewed journal Asian Politics & Policy (APP). His research interests are mostly in the areas of security studies with a major focus on the international relations of the Middle East, namely Iran-Turkey-Russia relations. He has published in Asian Politics & Policy, Strategic Analysis, Iranian Diplomacy, Fair Observer, and E-International Relations and frequently appears on the London-based BBC Persian TV Channel and Iran International TV.