Hooman Peimani (Ph.D.) specializes in energy (energy security) and security (regional/international), particularly those of South and West Asia, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Hooman has worked in a variety of senior capacities most recently as the former Head of the Energy Security Division at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. Dr. Peimani has held a series of rich and diversified employment engagements in North America, Europe and West Asia including working for academic institutions (e.g., Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations) and non-academic entities, including energy corporations (e.g., Nord Stream, Zug/Switzerland), private and public organizations (e.g., Canadian government) and national and international institutions such as UN agencies (e.g., UNICEF, UNCHR, UNRISD and WHO). He has over twelve years of experience as a freelance journalist working for many newspapers (e.g., South China Morning Post and Moscow Times) and news agencies (e.g., Inter Press Service/Berlin, International Relations and Security Network/Zurich and Eurasianet/New York). His employment experience also includes working for research institutes (e.g., Jane’s Defence/UK, Centre for International Cooperation and Security/UK, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces and Arab Petroleum Research Center/France). He has extensive field experience in West and South Asia and the Asia/Pacific region, including Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey and South East Asia.