Farhad Mammadov


Director, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan  

He received his master degree from the Department of History at Baku State University.

Since 2000, he worked on the research projects of NGO “Impulse”. He became a director of the National Center for Strategic Initiatives (2004). During this period, he was engaged in sociological research, organisation of television talk shows and projects on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

He is a founder of the largest youth organisation "Ireli" (2005).

He was hired as an adviser to the Minister of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2007). Since 2008, he has been working in the Political Analysis and Information Provision Department at the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He was appointed as a head of the sector at the Department (2011).

Author of 2 books, 1 monograph and more than 200 academic publications.


The Caspian Triangle: Predictability of Neighbours Is the Key
The summit of the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran will undoubtedly adjust the process of reformatting in the Middle East region. The political effect of the summit is already evident,
The Influence of Syrian Talks on the South Caucasus
The active cooperation between Russia, Turkey and Iran may have further repercussions for the South Caucasus. Historically, the three were the main rivals in the region. Due to geography and history,

Farhad Mammadov
Valdai Paper #62: Azerbaijan’s Geopolitical Identity in the Context of the 21st…
Each state has its own geopolitical identity based on history, geography, civilization and religion. Azerbaijan's geopolitical identity has multi-layered features and connections to numerous

Farhad Mammadov
Baku - Moscow – Tehran: Geopolitical Alliance?
On August 8, 2016, Baku hosted the first-ever trilateral summit of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia. According to experts, this meeting shows the real interest of Baku, Moscow and Tehran to bring the
When Will Nagorno-Karabakh Stop Being a Frontline?
The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan have not offered their nations any solution to this difficult conflict, preferring to place the blame squarely on each other.
Russia Plays Key Role in Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire
Russia will question whether it has to continue the military-technical cooperation with Azerbaijan or to activate the military-technical cooperation with Armenia in order to preserve and strengthen