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Dr. phil. Andrea Schmitz

Research group:

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 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

SWP Publications

External publications