Director of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Center since 1998, he has been Secretary General of the Azerbaijani Atlantic Association since 1997. Former Research Fellow at the University of Maryland and Fulbright Scholar at the American University in Washington, DC, he was NATO-EAPC Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University. During 2010-2011, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Duke University on civil-military relations. He lectured at the Khazar and Western Universities in Baku, where he also worked at the Institute for Space Research. He served in the office of the Azerbaijani President on issues of foreign affairs and international relations.