Mathieu Boulègue

Consulting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

Mathieu Boulègue


Mathieu specializes in Eurasian security and defence issues, with a focus on Russian foreign policy and military affairs.

His research portfolio includes Russian warfare and military industry, Ukraine, Russia-NATO relations, and Russia-China defence and security relations.

Mathieu also led Arctic work at Chatham House, particularly military-security issues and Russia’s polar power projection.

Having trained as a policy and security analyst in post-Soviet affairs, Mathieu previously worked as a partner at the risk management and strategic research consultancy AESMA, where he was director of Eurasian affairs.

He graduated from Sciences Po Toulouse in France and King’s College London (MA in International Conflict Studies).

Past experience

2017-22 Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
2011-17 Partner, and Director of Eurasian Affairs, AESMA consulting firm
2010-11 Analyst for Russia & CIS, GEOS Group

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