Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation.He joined the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) to initiate and subsequently head a Eurasian Studies Programme (2004). Prior to becoming an academic, he was a journalist for almost 25 years. The bulk of his career was with India’s premier news agency The Press Trust of India (PTI). He left PTI after a 3-year stint as its Chief of Bureau in Moscow in the early 90s. Subsequently, he moved into news management with India’s first news channel Television International (TVI). Nandan Unnikrishnan is one of India’s leading experts on the former Soviet space, particularly India-Russia relations. His articles are widely published in and outside India. He has also edited and co-authored several books and monographs.