Russia and Eurasia Program Fellows
The CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program is not currently hosting any Visiting Fellows.
Vladislav Inozemtsev is a Russian economist and a leading supporter of the new industrialization of Russia. He is director and founder of the Center for Post-Industrial Studies in Moscow, a nonprofit institution that specializes in organizing conferences on global economic issues and publishing books. He is a professor and the chair at the Department of World Economy, Faculty of Public Governance, Moscow State Lomonosov University and previously resided in Vienna as a senior visiting fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM). He has also taught at various universities, including MGIMO (the University of International Relations) and at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. From 2002 to 2009, he was head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Russia in Global Affairs. In 2011, he was managing director of the Global Political Forum, organized in Yaroslavl under the authority of then-President Dmitry Medvedev.
Dr. Inozemtsev is the author of over 600 printed works published in Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including 15 monographs, 4 of which have been translated into English. He has never been affiliated with the Russian government or any other foreign government and has never served as an elected official at any level. Between December 2011 and March 2012, he was a senior adviser to Mikhail Prokhorov, at that time a Russian presidential candidate (who came third in the 2012 elections) and authored his presidential program. Since November 2012, he has been chairman of the High Council of the Civilian Force, a newly established Russian center-liberal, pro-European party.
Dr. Inozemtsev joined REP in October 2013 and completed his tenure in February 2014. During his tenure, he contributed to REP’s analytical work on Eurasian integration, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the economic development of the Russian Arctic. Dr. Inozemtsev also began work on a book project on Siberia.
Sergey Markedonov is a visiting fellow in the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. He is an expert on the Caucasus, as well as Black Sea, regional security, nationalism, interethnic conflicts and de-facto states in the post-Soviet area. His publications include several books and reports, 50 academic articles, and more than 400 press pieces. Recently published books and reports include The Turbulent Eurasia (Academia, 2010), The Big Caucasus: Consequences of the “Five Day War,” New Challenges and Prospects (International Centre for Black Sea Studies, 2009), and The Ethno-national and Religious Factors in Social-political Life of the Caucasus Region (Moscow State University, 2005).
Markedonov graduated from Rostov-on-Don State University in 1995. He earned his doctoral degree in history at Rostov-on-Don State Pedagogical University in 1999. From 1996 to 1999, he was a lecturer in the History Department of Rostov-on-Don State Pedagogical University. From 1998 to 2001, he served as senior fellow at the Governor's Press-Service in the Rostov Regional Administration. From 2001 to 2010, he worked as head of the Interethnic Relations Group and deputy director at the Institute for Political and Military Analysis in Moscow. From 2006 to 2010, he also held teaching positions at the Russian State University for the Humanities, the Moscow State University, and the Diplomatic Academy.
Zhao Huasheng is the Director of the Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai. He specializes in Russian foreign policy and security, Sino-Russian relations, Sino-Central Asian relations, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Prof. Zhao has twice been a visiting scholar at the Moscow Institute of International Relations, and has written extensively on Russian foreign policy. Recent publications include "China and America in Russia's Foreign Policy" in Contemporary International Relations, and "The Situation in Central Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization" in East Europe and Central Asia Studies. His undergraduate degree is from the Shanghai University of International Studies, and he completed his graduate studies at Nanjing University.
Professor Zhao joined REP in April 2011 and completed his tenure in August 2011. In July 2011 he was a panelist at the conference titled, “International Perspectives on Afghanistan and Regional Security to 2014 and Beyond.” His presentation focused on China’s interests in Afghanistan, especially following the U.S. and NATO military withdrawal in 2014. In addition to participating on conference panels while at CSIS, Professor Zhao authored a CSIS report titled “China and Afghanistan: China’s Interests, Stances, and Perspective,” which was published in March 2012. The report carefully examines how and to what extend China may be ready to assume a larger role in promoting Afghan stabilization. Professor Zhao also discusses the interests of the SCO in Afghanistan, speculating about its expanded future role in political reconciliation and economic development in the region
Shoichi Itoh joined REP in early 2010. During his tenure, he conducted research on energy security in the Far East, examining the political implications and limitations that Moscow faces from a rigid focus on resources. In addition to participating on conference panels while at CSIS, Dr. Itoh authored an extensive paper based on the research he conducted while in residence at CSIS. This report titled, “Russia Looks East: Energy Markets and Geopolitics in Northeast Asia” was published in July 2011. In his paper Itoh examines the opportunities for Russia to meet its Energy Strategy out to 2030 by developing untapped hydrocarbon resources in East Siberia and the Far East that will be essential to meeting the energy demands of China, Japan, and others.energy
During his five month fellowship, Hovhannes Nikoghosyan from the Public Policy Institution in Yerevan, Armenia contributed a considerable amount of commentary and analysis related to the dynamic relationship of Armenia to the Caucasus, Greater Central Asia, and Russia. In concluding his research, Nikogoshyan drafted a report entitled, “Back to the Theory of Humanitarian Interventions,” which focuses on the legal background of humanitarian interventions with case studies between 1999-2008, to analyze future policy developments surrounding “Responsibility to Protect.” The report examines the basic criteria to choose the right cases to intervene, and the types of policy responses humanitarian issues should elicit from the international community. The report was published in August 2010 by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.