Senior Fellow (Russia and Eurasia) at the IISS, London. Member of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Previous positions: worked at the Moscow office of Harvard Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project; Director of the IISS research and seminar program on military reform in Russia and the CIS (1998-2000); headed a research and seminar program on Russia's regional perspective on foreign and security policy focusing on Russia's relations with Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia (1999-2003); worked on a research project on Russian-EU relations (2004-2005).
Research interests: Russian foreign and security policies; Russia/CIS military reform issues; Regional politics in Russia; Caucasus and Caspian Sea Region (security issues, regional conflicts, political and energy issues); Central Asia (political and security issues); Ukraine (political and security issues).
Selected publications: “Russia and the European Union: Prospects for a New Relationship”(co-edited).
Participant of Annual Meetings: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Participant of European Section Conference “Towards a New Euroatlantic Security Architecture?”, 2009
Participant of Defense and Security Section Conference “Modernization of the Russian Armed Forces and Cooperation in International Security”, 2011
For the first time the last Valdai Club meeting was concentrated on the global issues, including developing of the European security system, global fiiancial crisis, aftermath of the U.S.- Russia summit. We travelled to Yakutia, for many people is was really an eye-opening chance to see what kind of processes are taking place in Russian regions.