About Eurasia Daily Monitor

Eurasia Daily Monitor is a publication of The Jamestown Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. Jamestown’s vanguard publication, the Eurasia Daily Monitor (EDM), was launched on May 3, 2004 and has since become a unique analytical resource on the emerging security realities in the former Soviet space. A reincarnation of the old Monitor publication, the Eurasia Daily Monitor surveys recent developments in Eurasia, placing the developments in a geo-strategic perspective and offering analysis that outlines their implications for the United States and the West. Led by a team of dedicated analysts, the contributors to EDM comprise a corps of experienced domestic and overseas analysts, whose skilled reporting is disseminated five days a week in a free electronic publication. With a readership of over 4,000 subscribers, the publication is widely used by U.S. government analysts and lawmakers, leaders and experts in the post-Soviet space, and everyday citizens who seek unbiased, unfiltered information that is not available through other channels.

About the Analysts for Eurasia Daily Monitor

Jakub Bornio

Dr. Jakub Bornio is an assistant professor at the University of Wrocław (Poland). He researches the eastern dimension of European security.

Alexandra St John Murphy

Alexandra St John Murphy is a Minsk-based analyst on Eastern Europe with a focus on Belarus and the EaP region. She is a visiting fellow... MORE

Pavel Luzin

Dr. Pavel Luzin is a specialist in international relations and an expert on the Russian Armed Forces. He is a regular contributor to Riddle.

Vera Zimmerman

Vera Zimmerman is a UkraineAlert contributor, independent research analyst and translator. She serves in the US Army National Guard as an analyst.

Beka Chedia

Dr. Beka Chedia is a political scientist from Tbilisi, Georgia. He is currently a professor of political science and a Tbilisi-based Country Expert (Georgia) for... MORE

Kseniya Kirillova

Kseniya Kirillova is an investigative journalist and analyst focused on analyzing Russian society and mechanisms of action of Russian propaganda (including in the US) along... MORE

Mykhailo Kukhar

Mykhailo Kukhar is a professor of macroeconomics at EMBA, MIM Business School, and a senior economist with Ukraine Economic Outlook.

Omid Rahimi

Omid Rahimi is a Fellow at the Institute for Central Asia and Afghanistan Studies in Mashhad, Iran. He holds an MA in Central Asian Studies from... MORE

Orkhan Baghirov

Orkhan Baghirov is a Leading Advisor at the Baku-based Center of Analysis of International Relations, where he is in charge of research on international and... MORE

Ojars J. Braze

Ojars J. Braze is an independent economic researcher based in Riga, Latvia. He studied economics and business management at Latvian University. After this, he researched... MORE

Anton Mikhnenko

Anton Mikhnenko is the editor-in-chief of Ukrainian Defense Review, a journal of the Defense Express Media and Consulting Company. He is also the head of... MORE

Ali Askarov

Ali Askarov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Dr. Askarov previously... MORE

Pavlo Podobied

Pavlo Podobied is an analyst and head of department at the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance. His research interests include Russia-Ukrainian relations, Russian Muslims, and... MORE

Arseny Sivitsky

Arseny Sivitsky is a military analyst and the Director of the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies in Minsk.

Maryna Vorotnyuk

Maryna Vorotnyuk PhD, is an expert working on security developments in the Black Sea region, Ukrainian and Turkish foreign policies, and the Southern Caucasus. She... MORE

Vasif Huseynov

Dr. Vasif Huseynov is a research fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies (SAM) and a Lecturer at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan. His research... MORE

Ayaz Rzayev

Ayaz Rzayev is a Baku-based analyst covering issues of regional security in the South Caucasus.

Yuri Lapaiev

Yuri Lapaiev graduated from the Ivan Kozhedub Air Force University in Kharkiv, with an MA in computer network engineering. Between 2006 and 2011, he served... MORE

Alla Hurska

Alla Hurska is an associate expert at the International Center for Policy Studies (Kyiv), and a research assistant at the University of Alberta. Hurska’s research... MORE

William H. Persing

William Persing is a research assistant at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He received his BA in Russian Studies and economics from Bucknell University and a... MORE

Olena Snigyr

Olena Snigyr is the leading analyst at the Center for International Studies in the Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine. From 2001 to 2017, she worked at... MORE

Farhad Mammadov

Farhad Mammadov is a Director at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Mykhailo Samus

Mykhailo Samus is a Deputy Director for Foreign Affairs at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, in Ukraine.

Gevorg Melikyan

Gevorg Melikyan is an associated fellow of the Armenian Institute for International and Security Affairs (AIISA) and co-founder of the think tank “The Armenian Interest.”

William Combes

William Combes is a retired US Navy officer who currently works at the Baltic Defense College, in Tartu, Estonia.

Danny Anderson

Danny Anderson is a former Europe-Eurasia Intern at The Jamestown Foundation and currently works for the National Endowment for Democracy. He studied at American University's... MORE

Nicholas J. Myers

Nicholas J. Myers is an analyst of the Russian and Belarusian militaries. He has been studying Russian policy and statecraft for over 10 years and... MORE

Tanner Holland

Tanner Holland is a Europe-Eurasia Intern at The Jamestown Foundation. His research focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the broader post-Soviet space. He holds a Bachelor... MORE

Mykola Vorobiov

Mykola Vorobiov is a Ukrainian political, investigative and military correspondent. Since the Russian annexation of Crimea and further incursion into eastern Ukraine, Mykola spent over... MORE

Nikolay Kozhanov

Nikolay Kozhanov is an academy associate at the Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House, and a visiting lecturer on the political economy of the Middle East at... MORE

Anna Gussarova

Anna Gussarova is the Director of the Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies and currently a Visiting Fellow at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington... MORE

Nurlan Aliyev

Nurlan Aliyev is a PhD Candidate/Researcher at the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw. From 2000 to 2017, He worked as an... MORE

Igor Fedyk

Igor Fedyk is an Analyst at The Center for Army Conversion and Disarmament Studies, in Kyiv.

Debalina Ghoshal

Debalina Ghoshal is an independent consultant based in India.

Yulia Zhuchkova

Yulia Zhuchkova is a Russian expert on Central Asia, the Caucasus and Armenia.

Nikolai Holmov

Nikolai Holmov is a writer and analyst based in Odesa, Ukraine. He runs the blog odessablog.wordpress.com.

Peter Gross

Dr. Peter Gross is a professor and former director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). He is... MORE

Uran Botobekov

Dr. Uran Botobekov is an expert on Political Islam and is a regular contributor to Modern Diplomacy and The Diplomat. He received his PhD in... MORE

George Vișan

George Vișan is an associate researcher at the Romania Energy Center (ROEC).

Fuad Shahbazov

Fuad Shahbazov is an independent foreign affairs analyst. He is mainly focused on Russian foreign and military policy, and the South Caucasus.

Najiba Mustafayeva

Dr. NajibaMustafayeva is a research fellow at the Baku-based Center for Strategic Studies.

Murad Muradov

Murad Muradov is an independent researcher based in Baku.

Rusif Huseynov

Rusif Huseynov is an independent researcher based in Baku.

Niklas Eklund

Niklas Eklund is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University.

Maxim Starchak

Maxim Starchak is a Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy of Queen’s University (Canada).

Ihor Kabanenko

Ihor Kabanenko is a retired admiral with the Ukrainian Navy. From 1983 to 1990, he served in the Soviet Navy in various positions up to... MORE

Rahim Rahimov

Rahim Rahimov is a Baku-based independent political analyst on Russia, the post-Soviet space and political Islam. Rahimov holds an M.A. in International Relations from the... MORE

Eduard Abrahamyan

Eduard Abrahamyan is a defense policy and regional security analyst with emphasis on the Black Sea, South Caucasus and Central Asia. He is Doctoral Research... MORE

Ridvan Bari Urcosta

Ridvan Bari Urcosta is a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations at Warsaw University, where he specializes in Russian Foreign Policy and particularly... MORE

Umed Partov

Umed Partov is an expert on security and politics of Central Asia. He is a PhD candidate at the George Mason University School for Conflict... MORE

Pavel K. Baev

Dr. Pavel K. Baev is a senior researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).

Stephen Blank

Dr. Stephen Blank is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Previously, he worked as a professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of... MORE

Roger McDermott

Roger N. McDermott specializes in Russian and Central Asian defense and security issues and is a Senior Fellow in Eurasian Military Studies, The Jamestown Foundation,... MORE

Gregory Gleason

Gregory Gleason is professor of security studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and professor emeritus at the... MORE

Pavel Felgenhauer

Dr. Pavel E. Felgenhauer is a Moscow-based defense analyst and columnist for Novaya Gazeta. He served as senior research officer in the Soviet Academy of... MORE

Mitat Çelikpala

Dr. Mitat Çelikpala is Professor of International Relations and the Dean of Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at Kadir Has University, Istanbul. He... MORE

Dario Cristiani

Dario Cristiani is the IAI/GMF Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS) in Washington D.C., working on Italian foreign policy, Mediterranean... MORE

Gulshan Pashayeva

Dr. Gulshan Pashayeva is a Board Member of the Baku-based Center of Analysis of the International Relations (AIR Center), established in February 2019. Previously, she... MORE

Paul Goble

Paul Goble is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia. Most recently, he was director of research and publications at the Azerbaijan... MORE

Edward Lemon

Edward Lemon is the DMGS-Kennan Institute Fellow, Daniel Morgan Graduate School in Washington DC. His research examines security, Islam, migration and politics in Tajikistan and... MORE

Matthew Czekaj

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... MORE

Margarita Assenova

Margarita Assenova is a Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. She is a regular contributor to the Jamestown publication Eurasia Daily Monitor on political and energy security developments in... MORE

Grigory Ioffe

Grigory Ioffe was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, and graduated from Moscow State University where he majored in Human Geography. He emigrated to the... MORE

Dumitru Minzarari

Dumitru Minzarari is an Associate Political Analyst with the Chisinau-based Institute for European Policy and Reforms. He received his PhD in Political Science from the... MORE

Vasili Rukhadze

Vasili Rukhadze holds an M.A. in political science from the City University of New York and a Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University.... MORE

Orhan Gafarli

Orhan Gafarli is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Ankara University, who specializes in Russia-Turkey relations and the Eurasian region. He is also a PhD... MORE

Armen Grigoryan

Armen Grigoryan is co-founder and vice president of the Yerevan-based Center for Policy Studies, and a Eurasia Democratic Security Network fellow.

Gregorio Baggiani

Gregorio Baggiani specializes in historical-political research and analysis of the Soviet Union, the post-Soviet states and, in particular, Ukraine. He is based in Rome, Italy.

Ilgar Gurbanov

Ilgar Gurbanov is a Baku-based independent analyst on energy security issues.

Fuad Chiragov

Fuad Chiragov is a researcher based in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Azad Garibov

Azad Garibov is an independent analyst on the South Caucasus, Central Asia and Caspian affairs.

Sergey Sukhankin

Dr. Sergey Sukhankin is a Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, and an Advisor at Gulf State Analytics (Washington, D.C.). He received his PhD in Contemporary... MORE

Vladislav Inozemtsev

Dr. Vladislav Inozemtsev is Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Fellow with the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, in Warsaw, Poland.

Vladimir Socor

Vladimir Socor is a Senior Fellow of the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation and its flagship publication, Eurasia Daily Monitor (1995 to date), where he writes analytical... MORE