Firat Uenlue is currently residing in Germany. His book titled 'Beyond Chimerica: Understanding the Dynamics' was published in 2011. Born to Kurdish parents in Istanbul, Turkey his family moved to Germany when he was just four years old. In Germany he benefited from the generous education system and the friendliness of its people. Later on he graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Würzburg in 'Modern China'. He also spent time studying at China's famous Peking University, the National Taiwan University in Taipei and Yonsei University in Seoul. He speaks seven languages and has travelled extensively through Asia and Europe and believes that careful study as well as on the ground knowledge is needed in order to fully assess the region.