Matthew Czekaj is the Senior Program Associate for Europe and Eurasia at The Jamestown Foundation and also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Jamestown’s Eurasia Daily Monitor publication, focused on the post-Soviet space. He has edited and prepared for publication numerous books and reports published by Jamestown, including Russia’s Zapad 2013 Military Exercise: Lessons for Baltic Regional Security, and his writings have appeared in EDM, Central Europe Digest as well as the Atlanticist blog. Prior to joining Jamestown, Mr. Czekaj was a Research Associate at the Atlantic Council, where he worked on issues of European Enlargement. Before that, he was a Research Assistant at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Energy Security Program. Mr. Czekaj holds a Master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a concentration in European Studies from The Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include Polish foreign and defense policy, Baltic Sea regional security, European enlargement, as well as pipeline politics and energy security.
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On May 24, Business Insider interviewed Matthew Czekaj, Jamestown's Program Associate for Europe and Eurasia, regarding Russia's denial of armed involvement in Ukraine.
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On May 4, Polish radio WNET interviewed Jamestown's Program Associate for Europe and Eurasia Matthew Czekaj about the appearance of Russia's hybrid warfare tactics against Poland. [Interview in Polish]
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