Policy briefings and hearings

2016

Report launch, The Kremlin's Trojan Horses, Atlantic Council, Washington DC, November 16, 2016.

The Russia-China Military-Industrial Complex Rapprochement, French Ministry of Defense, June 15, 2016.

2015

Russian Nationalists and the Kremlin after the Ukrainian Crisis, Russia and Eurasia Department, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, December 18, 2015.

Russian Nationalism, Foreign Service Institute, November 4, 2015.

No war, no peace… Challenges in Eurasia (roundtable), Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) conference, Joint Andrew Base, October 28, 2015.

Russian Nationalism, Foreign Service Institute, August 18, 2015.

Russia in the Arctic. Opportunities and Challenges, Foreign Service Institute, August 18, 2015.

Annual meeting of the Observatory of Central Asia, French Ministry of Defense, Paris, May 11, 2015.

Testimony, “Looking West: China and Central Asia,” U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Washington DC, March 18, 2015.

Russian Nationalism, Foreign Service Institute, March 4, 2015.

Silk Roads projects and narratives, Foreign Service Institute, February 24, 2015.

US Silk Road Policy, Opportunities and Challenges, Global Ties US, Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, February 6, 2015.

Executive Analytic Exchange on Turkmenistan for Ambassador Allan P. Mustard, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, January 13, 2015.

2014

Russia in the Arctic. Opportunities and Challenges, Foreign Service Institute, May 15, 2014.

The Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis in Central Asia, Briefing for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, July 4, 2014.

The Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis on Russia’s Domestic Landscape, Delegation aux Affaires Etrangeres, French Ministry of Defense, Paris, May 22, 2014.

Russia’s Interests and Strategies in Central Asia. Permanence and Change, Delegation aux Affaires Etrangeres, French Ministry of Defense, Paris, May 23, 2014.

2013

Assessment of the impact on the Central Asian region of the 2014 withdrawal of NATO/ISAF forces from Afghanistan, Committee on Foreign Affairs,European Parliament, December 18, 2013.

Russia’s Arctic Strategy. Opportunities and Challenges, Harvard US-Russia Security Program, Washington, DC, November 12, 2013.

Russia’s Futures, Testimony before the Committee for the Future of the Finnish Parliament, October 25, 2013.

Security and Governance in Central Asia, Observatory of Central Asia, French Defense Ministry, Paris, April 18, 2013.

2012

Is the ‘New Silk Road’ a Comprehensive Drawdown Policy?, Conference “Security, Supply Lines and Sustainable Development: Afghanistan and Central Asia towards 2014 and beyond,” organized by FRIDE, EUCAM and the Open Society Foundation’s Central Eurasia Project, Bundestag, Berlin, Germany, November 29, 2012. 

Domestic Situation in Tajikistan after the Khorog Events, EUCAM seminar, EU Finnish Permanent Representation, Brussels, Belgium, September 21, 2012.

Domestic Security Challenges in Kazakhstan, Public Hearing of the European Parliament, “The Challenges of the EU-Kazakhstan Partnership,” Brussels, Belgium, September 19, 2012.

Discussing ‘Extremism’ in Russia, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Senior Executive Seminar, Garmisch, Germany, September 10, 2012.

Assessing Future Trends of China’s and Russia’s Involvement in Central Asia, Workshop “The Growing Influence of China in South Asia and the Future Impact on Russia and the Near Abroad,” The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, August 29, 2012.

Identifying the Real ‘Security Threats’ in Central Asia, Workshop “Central Asia after NATO Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan,” NATO Defense College, Rome, July 9, 2012.

Uzbekistan: Relations with Neighbors and Role in the Afghan Puzzle of Regional Stability, Annual seminar of the OSCE School for Border Management, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 16, 2012.

Changing Power Balance in the Caspian Region, Conference “Prospects for Prosperity in the Caspian Basin: Energy, Reform, and 20 Years of Diplomatic Relations with the United States,” Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C., March 27, 2012.

The Future of Central Asia and the Trans-Atlantic Partnership, Workshop “Global Trends 2030: Security Challenges to the Trans-Atlantic Partnership,” The Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, The National Intelligence Council, and The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Washington D.C., March 26, 2012.

2011

Impacts of China’s Growing Influence in Central Asia, Conference “China’s Evolving Role in Central Asia,” Foreign Service Institute, U.S. State Department, Washington D.C., December 9, 2011.

Putin’s Third Act: Challenges, Changes, and Stagnation in Russia, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Ottawa, November 22, 2011.

Is China Winning on Russia in Central Asia? German Marshall Funds of the United States Trilateral Strategy Group Fifth Meeting, “Geopolitics and Strategy in Revolutionary Times,” Warsaw, November 13-15, 2011.

Cooperation and Competition Patterns of Europe and Russia in Central Asia, EUCAM Conference “Europe and Central Asia: an Evolving Partnership in Security and Development,” Parliament of Finland, Helsinki, October 24, 2011.

The Military and Security Services as Political Players, Conference “Russian Presidential Succession”, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, September 27, 2011.

Reassessing ‘Security’ In Central Asia: The Weight of Neighboring Afghanistan, Conference “Contemporary Issues in International Security: U.S-Russian-European Views 2011,” U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, September 26-27, 2011. 

2010

Russia’s Ambitions in the Arctic. Projection of Power and Capacities of Action, XIII Suomenlinna Seminar, Finland National Defence University, Helsinki, June 2-3, 2010.

Moscow’s Ambitions in Central Asia and Role in Afghanistan, International conference on “Matching Ambitions and Realities: What Future for Russia?” Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Ottawa, May 6-7, 2010.

Participation at the Russia Scenarios Event, Center for Global Affairs, New York University, New York, February 25-26, 2010.

The Issue of Uranium in Kazakhstan for the European Union, Roundtable on the occasion of publication of the Final Report of the EUCAM project, Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels February 22, 2010.

Beyond the Afghan trauma? The New Russian Activism in Afghanistan, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C., February 4, 2010.

Russia and China in Central Asia. Sharing and Competing Influences, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Ottawa, January 27, 2010.

Russian Military Presence in the High North: Projection of Power and Capacities of Action, International Conference “Contemporary Issues in International Security: U.S-Russian-European Views 2009-2010”, U.S. Army War College, Washington D.C., January 25-26, 2010. 

2009

The Long-Term Impact of Growing Illiteracy as a Challenge to Security, “Security Issues in Central Asia and the Swedish EU Presidency”, EUCAM-ISDP joint seminar, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, Sweden, November 5, 2009.

Central Asia between Russia and China: Local Strategies and Perspectives on the new 'Great Game', Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Delhi, October 21, 2009.

The Afghan Issue and the SCO: the Russian Point of View,9th Conference of Central Asian & Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Shanghai International Culture Association, Shanghai Center for International Studies and the Center of SCO Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, July 17-19, 2009.

 The Structure of the Chinese Involvement in Central Asia, Conference “Strategic Assessment of the Caspian Sea Basin Region,” Brookings Energy Security Initiative And National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Brookings Institute, Washington D.C., May 7-8, 2009.

2008

Russo-Turkish Rapprochement Through the Idea of Eurasia: Alexander Dugins Networks in Turkey,Jamestown Foundation, Washington D.C., April 29, 2008.

2006

Central Asia Fifteen Years after Independence. A Mitigated Balance, Fondation for Strategic Research (FRS), Paris, March 1, 2006.

Central Asia, the Drift towards Authoritarianism, Center for International Relations Studies (CERI), Paris, February 24, 2006.

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