Stefan Meister

Head of Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, German Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Stefan Meister is Head of the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Previously, he worked as the head of the program for Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at the DGAP and as a senior policy fellow in the Wider Europe Team at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has served several times as an election observer for the OSCE in post-Soviet countries and was responsible for University projects in Russian regions particularly in Kaliningrad. In the term 2015/16 Meister was visiting fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington D.C. writing on German-Russian relations as well as on Russian disinformation and propaganda.

His areas of research include Russian domestic, foreign, and energy policy; EU-Russia relations; German-Russian relations, and post-Soviet conflicts particularly in the South Caucasus. In 2013 he edited a volume on Russia's policy towards post-Soviet countries and its implication for EU policy with Nomos. He writes extensively on Germany's Russia policy, the interrelationship between Russian domestic and foreign policy, as well as on Eastern Partnership.” He recently published as a co-author the book "The Eastern Question. Russia, the West and Europe's Grey zone" at Brookings press (2016).

Materials

Germany Has a New Government
12.03.2018
During her last term, Angela Merkel will have to deal much more with domestic issues and has to manage her succession. Furthermore, her main foreign policy issues will be the future of the EU and the

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How a New Election Could Reshuffle the German Political Scene
20.11.2017
What many observers have underestimated is that the low result for CDU in the federal elections has weakened Merkel’s authority in her own party and with regard to possible coalition partners. Now,

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