Tural Hamidli is a Kaunas-based independent researcher. His specialization is Middle East studies, with a focus on Israel/Palestine. He holds his Bachelor of Arts from Azerbaijan University of Languages in International Relations and Regional Studies. He has a master from Vytautas Magnus University in Diplomacy and International Relations. Also, he has finished the international summer school of Haifa University for Hebrew language and has done an exchange semester at IDC Herzliya (Israel) in MA studies of Diplomacy and Government. His main interest is peace, conflict resolution, nationalism, and history.