New Fellows in the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program

Dear colleagues,

The CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program is currently hosting one visiting fellow - Sergey Markedonov. 

Markedonov 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.

Contact Dr. Markedonov:
(202) 775 - 3147

Past visiting fellows to the Russia & Eurasia Program include Zhao Huasheng from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, Shoichi Itoh from the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA) in Japan and Hovhannes Nikoghosyan from the Public Policy Institution in Yerevan, Armenia.

For more information, please see bios of Shoichi Itoh and Zhao Huasheng.