Academy Associate
Anahit Shirinyan

Contact information


Anahit Shirinyan is an Academy associate and was previously an Academy fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme. Before joining Chatham House, she worked on political party development and dialogue in Armenia and the South Caucasus more broadly. She has coordinated initiatives in the spheres of foreign policy, regional cooperation and conflict transformation and has also published on these issues widely. Anahit holds BA and MA degrees in International Relations from Yerevan State University and an advanced MA degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw.

Areas of expertise

  • Armenian foreign policy
  • Regional relations in the South Caucasus and the neighbourhood - Turkey, Russia, Iran
  • Regional security and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
  • EU’s relations with its eastern neighbourhood, Armenia-EU relations

Past experience

2016-17 Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
2013 -Programme Officer, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)
2007 -Freelance Foreign Policy Analyst
2014-15Project Manager and Co-editor, Unrewarding Crossroads? The Black Sea Region Amidst the European Union and Russia  
2009-10PR and Communications, World Vision Armenia