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

Aynur Kerimu

Aynur Kerimu is currently an analyst at The Jamestown Foundation. She is a recent graduate of Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she... MORE

Mamie Powers

Mamie Powers is the Deputy Editor of Eurasia Daily Monitor at The Jamestown Foundation. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in Russian... MORE

Elena Davlikanova

Elena Davlikanova is a Democracy Fellow with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). She is an experienced researcher and, in 2022, co-authored ‘The Work of... MORE

Dmitry Bolkunets

Dmitry Bolkunets is engaged in analytical and political activities as a co-organizer of the Belarus Democratic Forum. He has extensive experience in PR and event... MORE

Kateryna Odarchenko

Kateryna Odarchenko has nine years of experience in democracy building and campaign management. She is the author of 500+ publications about transparent public administration, campaign... MORE

Nicholas Chkhaidze

Nicholas Chkhaidze is a research fellow at the Topchubashov Center, a Baku-based think tank. He focuses on Russia, Ukraine, the South Caucasus, and Russian private... MORE

Fuad Alakbarov

Fuad Alakbarov is an independent foreign policy analyst with a focus on the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Africa. Mr. Alakbarov graduated from Glasgow Caledonian... MORE

Luke Rodeheffer

Luke Rodeheffer is a cybersecurity researcher and expert with a decade worth of experience researching cyber issues in Eastern Europe. He speaks Russian, Turkish, and... MORE

Onnik James Krikorian

Onnik James Krikorian is a journalist and consultant from the United Kingdom who has been based in the South Caucasus since 1998. He has worked... MORE

Mahammad Mammadov

Mahammad Mammadov is a Research Fellow at the Topchubashov Center, a Baku-based think tank. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Khazar University. Mr. Mammadov... MORE

Alexander Taranov

Alexander Taranov is an expert on Russian military and nuclear affairs.

Izzet Enunlu

Izzet Enunlu is a Turkish expert with a PhD in biology. He is also a journalist and has written for multiple outlets on demographics in the... MORE

Antonia Colibasanu

Antonia Colibasanu is a senior geopolitical analyst at Geopolitical Futures. She also lectures on geopolitics, geo-economics and economic diplomacy at the National University of Political... MORE

Alec Bertina

Alec Bertina is a non-traditional security actors researcher with a focus on Russian PMCs and paramilitary groups. He is an all source analyst for Grey Dynamics... MORE

Boris Bondarev

Boris Bondarev is a former Russian diplomat who recently resigned from his position in opposition to Russia's war against Ukraine. Mr. Bondarev was born in Moscow... MORE

Samir Hajizada

Samir Hajizada is communications manager at Topchubashov Center. He studied international relations at Baku Slavic University. His research expertise focuses on geopolitical developments and security... MORE

Grant W. Turner

Grant W. Turner is currently interning with CEPA’s Transatlantic Security and Defense program, is a research assistant at The Yorktown Institute, a regular contributor for... MORE

Nuray Alekberli-Museyibova

Nuray Alekberli-Museyibova is a researcher at the Strategic Studies Consulting Company in Azerbaijan. Her research interests cover economic reforms, regional economic integration, energy security, regional... MORE

Shujaat Ahmadzada

Shujaat Ahmadzada is a research fellow at Topchubashov Center, a Baku-based think tank. Ahmadzada has a bachelor's degree in international relations from the Academy of... MORE

Péter Fazekas

Péter Fazekas is a political analyst based in Budapest, Hungary.

Emil Avdaliani

Emil Avdaliani is a professor at European University. His research focuses on great powers’ interests in the Middle East and the Caucasus. Avdaliani is also the author... MORE

Mykola Bielieskov

Mykola Bielieskov is a senior analyst in the analytical department of the Ukrainian charitable foundation, Come Back Alive. His research and writing focus primarily on... MORE

Daniel McVicar

Daniel McVicar writes on the economics and security of Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on the Czech Republic. He served as a... MORE

Alex Horobets

Alex Horobets is a PhD candidate at the Institute of History of Ukraine National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, within the Department of International Relations... MORE

Bohdan Ustymenko

Bohdan Ustymenko is the director of the Ukrainian Institute for Security and Law of the Sea and formerly the principal deputy head of the State... MORE

Hlib Parfonov

Hlib Parfonov is a graduate of the National Aviation University (Kyiv) and a flight engineer. Since 2020, he has headed security policy at the Doctrine... MORE

Yunis Sharifli

Yunis Sharifli is a research fellow at the Central Asia Barometer. His research areas cover Chinese foreign policy in the context of Beijing’s relations with... MORE

Maria Kucherenko

Maria Kucherenko is an analyst with the Ukrainian "Come Back Alive" Foundation.

Anton Muraveinyk

Anton Muraveinyk is a former Ukrainian military officer and, currently, a senior analyst with the NGO "Come Back Alive!" (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Andrii Ryzhenko

Captain (ret.) Andrii Ryzhenko is a former officer in the Ukrainian Navy. He retired from the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the rank of Navy... MORE

Ayaz Museyibov

Ayaz Museyibov is an adjunct lecturer at Azerbaijan Technical University, and a PhD candidate at Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC).  

Serik Rymbetov

Serik Rymbetov is a long-time expert on the countries of Central Asia.

Aslan Doukaev

Dr. Aslan Doukaev is an expert on the North Caucasus.

Volodymyr Havrylov

Major General (ret.) Volodymyr Havrylov was appointed Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense in the course of Russian aggression at the beginning of 2022. Previously, he... MORE

Naghi Ahmadov

Naghi Ahmadov is an expert at the Baku-based Center for Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center), where he focuses on international security with a special... MORE

Vali Kaleji

Dr. Vali Kaleji is an expert on Central Asia and Caucasian Studies in Tehran, Iran. His recent publications in Persian include: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization... MORE

Hasan Selim Özertem

Dr. Hasan Selim Özertem is an Ankara-based political analyst. He received his B.S. in Economics from Middle East Technical University, where he also completed his... MORE

Siarhei Bohdan

Dr. Siarhei Bohdan is an associate analyst at the Ostrogorski Centre. He defended his doctoral thesis in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin in... MORE

Anna J. Davidson

Anna J. Davidson is a PhD researcher of Russian and East European Studies at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, focusing on Russian strategic civil energy... MORE

Umud Shokri

Dr. Umud Shokri is a Washington-based energy diplomacy and energy security analyst, and an analyst at Gulf State Analytics (GSA), currently serving as a Visiting... MORE

Claudia Palazzo

Claudia Palazzo is a geopolitical analyst focused on the post-Soviet space. She is currently a PhD candidate in intelligence and security studies. She is the... MORE

Bahruz Babayev

Bahruz Babayev is a PhD candidate and researcher at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC). His main research focuses on trans-regional transportation routes as well as... MORE

Mateusz Kubiak

Mateusz Kubiak is a managing partner at the Warsaw-based Esperis consultancy. He graduated in International Relations with an honors degree in East European Studies from... MORE

Shabnam Hasanova

Energy expert Shabnam Hasanova is a PhD candidate at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and a lecturer... MORE

Jakub Bornio

Dr. Jakub Bornio is an assistant professor at the University of Wrocław and a senior analyst for the Institute of Central Europe in Lublin, Poland.... MORE

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 visiting scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is also a regular contributor at The... MORE

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

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Syed Fazl-e-Haider is a contributing analyst at the South Asia desk of Wikistrat. He is a freelance columnist and the author of several books including... MORE

Ksenia Kirillova

Ksenia 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 PhD candidate in International Relations at Guilan University (Rasht, Iran) and a Fellow at the Institute for East Strategic Studies (Mashhad,... MORE

Orkhan Baghirov

Orkhan Baghirov is a Senior Research fellow at the Baku-based non-governmental independent research organization Center for Studies of the South Caucasus (CSSC), where he is... 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 senior fellow at the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) and Adjunct Lecturer at Khazar University in Baku,... MORE

Ayaz Rzayev

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

Yuri Lapaiev

Yuri Lapaiev is currently the editor-in-chief of Tyzhden (The Ukrainian Week) magazine. He graduated from the Ivan Kozhedub Air Force University in Kharkiv, with an... 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 a non-resident fellow with the Council on International Policy in Canada.

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 the deputy director of the Topchubashov Center, a Baku-based think tank. He graduated with a BA in International Relations from the Academy of... MORE

Rusif Huseynov

Rusif Huseynov is the co-founder and director of Topchubashov Center, a Baku-based think tank. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Baku State University and master’s... MORE

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 political analyst focusing on the South Caucasus and Russia. He tweets @r_rahimov.

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 visiting professor in residence at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, the Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs academy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.... 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

Valery Dzutsati

Valery Dzutsati received his doctoral degree in political science at Arizona State University in 2017. Valery is a native of North Ossetia. He holds a... 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 a Senior 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 Managing Editor at the Middle East Institute, in Washington, DC. Until July 2022, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia... 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

Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold teaches at Muskingum University and is a member of the PONARS network.  He is the author of Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence,... MORE

Victor Davidoff

Victor Davidoff is a Soviet dissident and human rights activist. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the Globus news agency (1993-2005) and was the publisher... MORE

Dumitru Minzarari

Dr. Dumitru Minzarari is a Lecturer in Security Studies at the Baltic Defense College. Before this, he was a research associate with the German Institute... 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

Tuba Eldem

Dr. Tuba Eldem is a post-doctoral fellow at the Research College of the Transformative Power of Europe, Freie Universität, Berlin. She holds a Ph.D in... MORE

Maksym Bugriy

Maksym Bugriy is a political risk and investment consultant based in Ukraine.

Orhan Gafarli

Orhan Gafarli holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Ankara University and specializes in Russian-Turkish relation and the wider Eurasian region. A former doctoral fellow... MORE

Armen Grigoryan

Armen Grigoryan is co-founder and vice president of the Yerevan-based Center for Policy Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the project "Resilience... MORE

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.

Vadim Shtepa

Vadim Shtepa is the editor-in-chief of Region.Expert (www.region.expert), the only independent media outlet on Russian regionalism and federalism. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism... MORE

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 Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation, and an Advisor at Gulf State Analytics (Washington, D.C.). He received his PhD in... 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