Academy Associate
Nikolay Kozhanov

Summary

Nikolay Kozhanov was an Academy fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme. Prior to joining Chatham House, he worked as a visiting lecturer in Political Economy of the Middle East at the European University in St Petersburg and a senior lecturer in Political Economy and Economic Security at the St Petersburg State University. He is a contributing expert to the Moscow-based Institute of the Middle East and a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His interests include the international relations and political economy of the Middle Eastern countries (mainly Iran and the GCC).

Expertise

  • Russian foreign policy

  • Russian foreign policy on the Middle East

  • International relations and political economy of modern Iran

  • Eurasian energy and economic security

  • Theory of economic sanctions

Experience

2015Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
2015 - presentNon-resident scholar, Carnegie Moscow Center
2013-15Visiting Lecturer in Political Economy of the Middle East, European University, St Petersburg
2012-15Senior Lecturer in Political Economy and Economic Security, St Petersburg State University
2012Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
2011-12Visiting Lecturer in Political Economy of the Middle East, St Petersburg State University
2010-11MA Middle East Studies, University of Exeter
2010Intern, Institute of the Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science
2006-10PhD International Economics and Economic Security, St Petersburg State University
2006-09Attaché, Russian Embassy, Tehran
2006 - presentExpert, Institute of the Middle East, Moscow
2004-06MA Oriental Studies, St Petersburg State University
2003-06MA International Economics, St Petersburg State University
1999-2004BA Oriental Studies, St Petersburg State University

Broadcast experience

Some

Languages

  • English, Russian - broadcast standard
  • Persian, Arabic - not for broadcast
  • ‘Russia and the Middle East: Adjusting to a New Political Vista’ in Mason Robert (ed.), The International Politics of the Arab Spring: Popular Unrest and Foreign Policy (New-York: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2014)

  • ‘Russian-Syrian Dialogue: Myths and Realities’ in The Journal of the Middle East and Africa (2014), 5:1.

  • ‘Russia and the Gulf: the Main Principles of the Political and Economic Dialogue’ in Tim Niblock, Monica Malik (ed.), Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century (London & Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2013)

  • Russia’s Relations with Iran: Dialog without Commitments (Washington: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2012)

  • ‘Russian-Iranian Economic Relations: Challenges and Opportunities’ in The Maghreb Review, Volume 37, 2012