Mr. Ariel Gonzalez is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Science at Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey). MA in Political Science and Sociology at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO, Buenos Aires). Assistant Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA). Visiting Researcher at Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2016) and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio (2017). Co-editor of the book “America Latina and the Caribbean – Turkey: an emergent association” (Bahçeşehir University Press, 2016) and “Eurasia-Latin America: Strategic Engagement and Comparative Perspectives” (L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University / Kultegin Press, 2018). Author of several articles and book chapters about the foreign policy of Turkey and Russia, in addition to regional dynamics in the Middle East and Eurasia.