Dr. Anna Matveeva

Dr. Anna Matveeva is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and Honorary University Fellow at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter. She works as an academic and a practitioner, specialising in conflict studies, and used to serve as UNDP Regional Adviser on Peace and Development in Central Asia based in Tajikistan. She acts as a consultant to international organisations, such as the UN, the EU and OSCE, international NGOs and donors, such as DFID. In 2010, Dr. Matveeva worked as a Head of Research Secretariat of the international Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission. Previously she was a Research Fellow at Chatham House, worked at the London School of Economics and headed programmes at International Alert and Saferworld. She was born in Moscow and lived and worked in London since 1991.


Dr. Matveeva is an author of numerous publications on post-Soviet politics and security including

  • ‘Donbass through the Time of Troubles: from polarised identities to intractable conflict,’ Journal of Black Sea and South European Studies
  • ‘Russia’s Changing Security Role in Central Asia,’ European Security
  • ‘North-Eastern Caucasus: Drifting Away From Russia,’ in Robert Bruce Ware (ed.) Fire from Below: How the Caucasus Shaped Russian Politics since 1980s
  • ‘Challenges of Minority Governance,’ in Oleh Protsyk, Benedikt Harzl (eds.) Managing Ethnic Diversity in Russia
  • ‘Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: a Regional Organisation in the Making’, London School of Economics
  • ‘Exporting Civil Society: The Post-Communist Experience’ and ‘Chechnya: Dynamics of War and Peace’, Problems of Post-Communism, ‘Return to Heartland: Russia’s Policy in Central Asia’, The International Spectator
  • ‘Russia and USA increase their influence in Georgia’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The North Caucasus: Russia’s Fragile Borderland, Chatham House Paper.


She contributed to the Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ website with such titles as ‘Remember Afghanistan, Comrade?,’ ‘Polls Apart,’ ‘Battling Russophobia,’ ‘Suspicious minds,’ ‘Cameron plays the Russian blame game,’ ‘Russian symbolism,’ among others.