James Nixey is head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House in London.

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 organized hundreds of private expert round tables on Russian and Eurasian affairs. His publications include The Long Goodbye: Waning Russian Influence in the South Caucasus and Central Asia (Chatham House, 2012), "Russia’s Geopolitical Compass: Losing Direction" in Putin Again: Implications for Russia and the West (Chatham House, 2012), and "The South Caucasus: Drama on Three Stages" in America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

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