Orkhan Sattarov, M.A., studied Political Sociology at Baku State University in Azerbaijan. Between 2008 and 2012, he repeadetly worked at the German Embassy in Baku as an assistant for political issues. Since 2010, he works as a journalist for several Azerbaijani news agencies, newspapers, and magazines including “Trend”, “Echo”, “Region plus” and “Amor”. Currenty, he represents the Russian news agancey “Vestnik Kavkaza” in Germany.
His research in the CREES programme deals with the geopolitical and geocultural aspects of the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations with a particular focus on religious factors and the role of external actors.