Sitki Egeli holds degrees from Bosphorus University (BA, Political Science), University of Chicago (MA, Security Studies), and Bilkent University (PhD, International Relations. Beginning his professional career in US, in 1991 he has joined Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) where he eventually became the Director for International Affairs. Between 2000 and 2015, he held senior executive position in an international consulting firm. Since 2015, he has been teaching international relations and international security courses at Izmir University of Economics. He has published several books, articles and papers on proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery means, air and missile defense, nuclear deterrence, air power, space security, international arms trade, and export controls.