Prof. Dr. Giray SADIK is Chair of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, and Director of the European Studies Research Center, both at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Türkiye. Previously, he was an Eisenhower Fellow at NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy, and a Swedish Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University, Sweden. Prof. Sadik received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, USA, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. His current research focuses on international security, Transatlantic relations, hybrid threats, counterterrorism, European security and foreign policy, and border and maritime security. Prof. Sadik is a Steering Committee Member of the OSCE Network of Think-tanks and Academic Institutions, and he is among the members of the expert pool of the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Helsinki, Finland.