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Dr Anna Matveeva


Honorary University Fellow


 I work both as an academic and a practitioner, specialising in conflict studies and developmental aspects of international peacebuilding. The geographical remit of my interests covers conflicts in the North and South Caucasus, and in Central Asia, where I lived in 2003 – 2004 working as the UNDP Regional Adviser on Peace and Development, while my initial research background is in Afghanistan. In 2010 I headed the Research Secretariat of the international Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission. I act as a consultant to international organisations, such as the UN, the EU and OSCE, and for international non-governmental organisations, including Saferworld, where I supervise a major research project ‘North Caucasus: Views from Within.’ Prior to my appointment as an Honorary University Fellow, I was a Research Fellow at Chatham House, worked at the London School of Economics and headed programmes at International Alert and Saferworld.


I published extensively on the issues of politics and security in Central Asia and the Caucasus, and also write for the Guardian’s Comment is Free column on Russian politics and society.