Ayaz Rzayev is a Fellow with MEI's Frontier Europe Initiative. He is a Baku-based researcher covering issues of regional security in the Black Sea and the South Caucasus. Ayaz's main focus is security and military developments across multiple domains, including developments in cyber warfare capabilities of regional stakeholders. His work has appeared in the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration StudiesJamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor, The Diplomat, and elsewhere.

Ayaz is also a research fellow at the Topchubashov Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. He received his Master's degree from the University of Bologna (Italy) and his Bachelor's degree from Baku State University (Azerbaijan).

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