Beishenbek Toktogulov received his MS and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. He majors on Russia-NATO relations and conducts researches on major Eurasian issues and Turkish Foreign Policy. He wrote a Ph.D. thesis on Russia NATO relations and published an article on Russia-NATO cooperation on the stabilization of Afghanistan. Currently, he is an Asst. Prof. Dr. of International Relations at Kastamonu University in Kastamonu..