Dr. Arkady Moshes

Dr. Arkady Moshes is Program Director for Russia, EU’s Eastern Neighborhood and Eurasia research program at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. He is also a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) at George Washington University. He received his Ph.D. in the history of international relations from the Russian Academy of Sciences (1992). Before moving to Finland in 2002, he had been since 1988 working in the Institute of Europe in Moscow. From 2008 to 2015 he was an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at Chatham House. In 2017-22 he was a member of the EU-Russia Expert Network (EUREN). He has been a visiting scholar at the Danish Institute of International Affairs (2002) and the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University (2016), a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2007) and an occasional guest lecturer at the NATO Defence College (2005-10, 2013-15) and Geneva Center for Security Policy (1998-until present). His areas of expertise include Russian foreign policy, European-Russian relations as well as internal and foreign policy of Ukraine and Belarus.

Arkady Moshes has authored a large number of academic and analytical publications and is a frequent media commentator. He co-edited A Slavic Triangle? Present and Future Relations Between Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Swedish National Defence College, 2002), Russia as a Network State: What Works in Russia When State Institutions Do Not (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and What has remained of the USSR: Exploring the erosion of the post-Soviet space (FIIA, 2019) and contributed articles to, among others, Security DialogueInternational AffairsPost-Soviet Affairs, and Demokratizatsiya.