Dr. Uğur Yasin ASAL is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Head of the Commercial Diplomacy M.A Program at Istanbul Ticaret University. He has several scientific books and book parts such as; “Russian Foreign Policy towards Baltic States: Cooperation or Discourse?”, “Basic Concepts of International Relations” and “Security Problems in Asia and its Reflections”.

He has also scientific articles on international relations, political systems, security and strategic studies which have been published in various journals. His research interests are international security, strategy, regional conflict management, prosperity, G20 and international political economy. He is member of Council of International Relations and TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Istanbul Young Entrepreneurs Assembly Research & Publications Commission.