James Sherr

United Kingdom

Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) 

James Sherr is a former head of the Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme (2008–2011). He is also an Adjunct Fellow of the Razumkov Centre (Kyiv), Senior Associate Fellow of the Institute of Statecraft and a former Bosch Public Affairs Fellow of the Transatlantic Academy, Washington. He was a member of the Social Studies Faculty of Oxford University (1993–2012), a Fellow of the Conflict Studies Research Centre of the UK Ministry of Defence (1995-2008) and Director of Studies of the Royal United Services Institute (1983–1985). The author of Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion: Russia’s Influence Abroad (2013), he has published extensively on Soviet, Russian and Ukrainian military, security and foreign policy. His latest monograph, The Militarization of Russian Policy was published in August 2017.


First Putin-Trump Meeting: The Exploration of a Compartmentalised Relationship
After very anticipated first Russian and US presidents' meeting, James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) told

James Sherr
‘Mobilizing’, ‘Populist’, ‘Rebellious’: Valdai Experts Assess Trump’s…
Donald Trump’s inauguration speech on January 20, 2017 sent shockwaves across the whole American political spectrum and caused powerful repercussions internationally. In a series of interviews with
Prospectus on 2017
The past year began with a reiteration of the West’s fragile unity and ended with a revolution. The new year will reveal its dynamics. Even in a revolutionary age, revolutions can be defeated, but not

James Sherr
Valdai Club Experts on Putin’s Most Important Statements
Valdai Club Russian and foreign experts have said that Vladimir Putin’s statement about the possibility of running for president in 2018 was the most interesting, although not at all unexpected.
Struggle Between Nabucco and South Stream for the Natural Gas Resources
Nabucco and South Stream are very different in both concept and structure, and this is important for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each project. Nabucco is a mercantile pipeline. It is

James Sherr