Eastern Europe, Eurasia Senior Associate
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.
09/2015 to 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
Potentials and Dynamics
Actors, Discourses, Conflicts
Strategies and Perspectives
After the change of power in Kazakhstan, the signs point to continuity. But in the future, social moods could become more important. It cannot be ruled out that this will lead to more turbulent times for the country. A classification by Andrea Schmitz.
The challenges confronting the world's largest regional security organization
Nursultan Nazarbayev shocked Kazakhstan on Tuesday with his resignation after nearly three decades in power. Central Asia expert Andrea Schmitz explains what the move could mean for Kazakh-China ties.