Eka Khorbaladze is a PhD student at Lomonosov Moscow State University at the Faculty of Political Science, in the Department of International Relations and Integration Processes. Her Ph.D. thesis examines modern trans-regional integration processes, particularly China’s BRI project, Eurasian integration, and the Indo-Pacific strategy. She previously worked in research centers and think tanks on research related to globalization processes in the world political system, multilateral cooperation in the framework of international and regional organizations, and modern international relations in general. Eka is also actively engaged in programs connected with youth activities. For instance, she is a country coordinator (for Russia) in the Global Youth Parliament, which unites young people of more than 83 countries all over the world.