Ararat Kostanian

Ararat Kostanian, a PhD candidate at the Indonesian International Islamic University, is an expert on Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations. He holds two Master's degrees from Yerevan Hrachia Acharyan University and the Australian National University (ANU) in International Relations, and is a PhD candidate in Social Sciences. He has worked as an expert in the Turkish Department of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is a Junior Fellow and a PhD at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Science of Armenia. He has published essays and articles on political Islam, Turkey, and the Syrian War; on the emergence of a multipolar world; and on Armenian foreign policy. He is co-author of the book India-China-EU Dialogue and Cooperation.

Kostanian has participated in several international academic conferences, seminars and discussions on Armenia, China, Malaysia, Nepal and India. He has also lectured on the Syrian War at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), Malaysia. He writes analytical articles for media portals, academic centres and newspapers in Armenia, Lebanon, Malaysia, India and Canada. He is active as a commentator on television channels and joins live programmes as a commentator on Armenia, Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Russia. He speaks Armenian, Arabic, Turkish and English fluently.