James Nixey is Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme. His principal expertise concerns the relationships between Russia and the other post-Soviet states. He has published papers and articles in books and journals, and commented extensively in the national and global media.
He has also organised hundreds of private expert roundtables on Russian and Eurasian affairs while at Chatham House. Publications include The Long Goodbye: Waning Russian Influence in The South Caucasus and Central Asia, 'Russia’s Geopolitical Compass: Losing Direction' in, Putin Again: Implications for Russia and the West, and 'The South Caucasus: Drama on Three Stages' in A Question of Leadership: America’s Role in a Changed World.
As the principal fundraiser for his research programme, he has raised money for projects from dozens of corporate sector companies, governments and grant-giving institutions.
James holds degrees in modern languages and international relations and has previous experience in journalism (as a reporter in Moscow in the late 1990s) and the banking sector, for Goldman Sachs.
Areas of expertise
- Russian foreign policy
- International relations of the post-Soviet states
|2013 -||Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House|
|2000 - 12||Manager and Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House|
|1998 - 99||MSc International Relations, University of Bristol|
|1997||Investigative Reporter, The Moscow Tribune|
|1993 - 97||BA (Hons) Russian with Italian, University of Exeter|
- The Struggle for Ukraine Chatham House Report 18 October 2017
- Bromance or fireworks for Putin? The World Today 9 December 2016
- The Russian Challenge Chatham House Report 4 June 2015
- The height of arrogance? The World Today 5 October 2012
- The Long Goodbye: Waning Russian Influence in the South Caucasus and Central Asia Chatham House Briefing 1 June 2012
- Putin Again: Implications for Russia and the West Chatham House Report 1 February 2012
- Kyrgyzstan: Power Vacuum The World Today 1 July 2010
- Russian Policy on Iran: Balancing is Best The World Today 1 May 2010
- The South Caucasus: Drama on Three Stages Chapter from America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership 1 May 2010
- US-Russian Relations After the Events of August 2008 Briefing Note (part of the Perspectives on the Georgia Conflict series) 30 September 2008
- How Britain Can Respond to the Skripal Attack 12 March 2018
- What Can Boris Johnson Offer the Kremlin on his Christmas Visit to Moscow? 21 December 2017
- The Russia Question: Sovereignty and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia 08 December 2016
- Russia's Silence Conceals a Preference for Brexit 07 June 2016
- Should Russia Be Banned From Rio 2016 After Doping Scandal? 05 April 2016
- Weak Response to Litvinenko Inquiry Will Not Deter Russia 25 January 2016
- Russia, Syria and the West: Mutually Assured Frustration 02 October 2015
- Russia and the Cold War Warriors 21 August 2015
- Russia and the EU Are Signing Their Divorce Papers 08 August 2014
- Responding to Putin’s Latest Ruse 11 May 2014