Andrew C. Kuchins, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies
European and Eurasian Studies

Eastern Europe

Background and Education

Andrew C. Kuchins is an adjunct professor with the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and a senior fellow and director of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia program.  He is an internationally known expert on Russian foreign and domestic policies who publishes widely and is frequently called on by business, government, media, and academic leaders for comment and consulting on Russian and Eurasian affairs.  His more recent scholarship has been devoted to issues including U.S.-Russia relations and the "reset", Russia's Asia strategy, and the role of energy in the Russian Far East. 

From 2000-2006, Kuchins was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he previously served as director of its Russian and Eurasian Program in Washington, DC from 2000-2003 and again in 2006.  He was director of the Carnegie Moscow Center in Russia from 2003-2005.  He has also held senior managment and research positions at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley.  

Kuchins has also taught at Georgetown and Stanford Universities.  He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins SAIS. 

  1. Spring 2014

    Power and Wealth in Russia

    From the Tsarist period through the Soviet era to contemporary...