Before joining Chatham House, Mathieu was a partner at the risk management and strategic research consultancy AESMA, where he worked as director of Eurasian affairs.
In his research, Mathieu focuses particularly on Eurasian security and defence issues as well as on Russia’s domestic and foreign policy.
Having trained as a policy and security analyst in the field of post-Soviet affairs, Mathieu regularly publishes articles and papers on Eurasian security & foreign policy questions.
He is also a frequent invited speaker at conferences and events around the world.
He graduated from Sciences Po Toulouse in France and King’s College London (M.A. International Conflict Studies).
- Russian foreign and domestic policy
- Post-Soviet affairs and security in Eurasia
- Russian military-industrial complex and defence industry
- NATO-Russia relationship
|2017-present||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|
- En route to Zapad-2017: what do the official briefings tell us about Russia's upcoming military drills LinkedIn, September 2017
- The Russia-NATO Relationship Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How the ‘Defensive Inferiority Syndrome’ Is Increasing the Potential for Error The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 30:3, pp. 361-380, July 2017
- Disentangling the Ups & Downs of Russia’s Military-Industrial Complex The Buzz, June 2017
- The “Freeze-Out Conflict” in Eastern Ukraine Two Years After Minsk 2 European Leadership Network, March 2017
- The Political and Military Implications of the Minsk 2 Agreements Note de la FRS, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, n° 10/2016, May 2016
- U.S. Engagement towards Central Asia: No Great Game After All? Chroniques Américaines, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), October 2015