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Dr. phil. Andrea Schmitz

Research Division:

Eastern Europe, Eurasia Senior Associate

Areas of Expertise


Political and social developments; forms of power and normative foundations of politics; Islam and Islamism; regional relations; interests, strategies and instruments of Russian, European and American policy.

Short Curriculum vitae

09/2015–12/2017 Head of FES offices in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

03–12/2013 and 03–07/2014 field research in Tajikistan

10–11/2009 SWP Fellow in Residence at SWP’s Brussels Office

2004–2005 Policy Advisor, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

2002–2004 Senior Research Associate at SWP, Research Unit Russian Federation and CIS

1997–2002 Education Management and University Lecturing in Kazakhstan (Goethe Institute, German Academic Exchange Service)

1995–1997 Research associate and lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Munich University

SWP Publications

External publications