Vusal Guliyev


PhD Candidate, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)


Vusal Guliyev, originally from Azerbaijan, is enrolled as a Ph.D. Candidate in International Politics at the School of International Relations & Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) jointly with the SGS Program of Shanghai Municipal Government, where he also received an LL.M. in China Studies under the CSC Program of Chinese Government in 2018. He held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Asia-Pacific Research Center (APAM) of Ankara University, Turkey in 2020. In addition, he participated in the Joint-Research Programs at the Kyushu University of Japan within the Inter-University Cooperation in 2017 and 2019, respectively. His main research area is Governance and Development in Eurasia; Global Trade and Developing Countries; "BRI" (Belt & Road Initiative) and China-Central and West Asia Economic Corridor; Rise of China in the Regional and Global Context; Chinese Foreign Policy toward the Middle East and the South Caucasus.

The Governance and Development in Eurasia; Belt & Road Initiative; China - Central West Asia Economic Corridor; Chinese Foreign Policy toward the Middle East and the South Caucasus; The Influence of Russia and China in the South Caucasus
Current Project
The Belt and Road Initiative of China and the Role of South Caucasus in the West Asia Economic Corridor
Foreign Language
Selected Publications

China - Azerbaijan Relations within the Belt and Road Initiative (Published by the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Ankara University)