Ivan U. K. Klyszcz

Research Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the ICDS

Areas of expertise: Russian foreign policy, Russian domestic politics, North Caucasus, Chechnya

Languages: English, Russian, French, Spanish

Dr Ivan U. K. Klyszcz joined the EFPI in September 2022. He has successfully defended his doctoral thesis “How Does Violent Conflict Affect Paradiplomacy?” at the at the University of Tartu, Estonia. He holds an IM from the University of Glasgow and an MA from the University of Tartu. In addition, he has also studied in Moscow and Mexico City. Other research interests of his are Russian foreign policy and territorial autonomy in Eurasia.

He has presented his research at major international conferences including EISA, ECPR and BISA. His research has been published by peer-reviewed journals such as Nationalities Papers and Problems of Post-Communism. In addition, he has also offered expert commentary on Russia’s foreign policy to news media including the BBC World Service, France 24 and RFE/RL. He is a frequent contributor to Riddle Russia.

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