For the Study of the History, Languages, and Cultures of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Professor of Russian and Eurasian International Relations
I joined the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) in 2011 from a Readership in International Relations at the London School of Economics. I was a doctoral student and an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford; a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham (1987-99) and Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (1993-2005). Between 2001 and 2005 I was also a Senior Research Fellow attached to the Centre for International Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University. I have broad research interests in the international relations, foreign and security policies of Russia and Eurasia and have travelled extensively there for research projects I have directed and out of an enduring fascination for the region.