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Anton Barbashin

Former George F. Kennan Expert


March 20, 2017 — April 22, 2017

Professional affiliation

Editorial Director, Riddle Russia

Wilson Center Projects

“The Search for New Interpreters of the Liberal Idea.”

Full Biography

Anton Barbashin is a political analyst focusing on Russia. His latest publications focus on Russia’s political development, foreign policy and Eurasian integration. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, Intersection, Forbes Russia, and other publications. He is co-founder and managing editor of a Russia-focused online publication Intersectionand an analyst at the Warsaw-based Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.

A specialist in international relations by training, Anton Barbashin has studied Eurasian integration and its economic and ideological aspects. In 2010 he joined the Siberian Expert Center for Modernization where he worked as a deputy director for international relations promoting Russian-European expert cooperation and joint projects. Since 2013, he has been a fellow at the Center for Postindustrial Studies (Moscow). In 2013-2014 he was a contributing writer for the World Economic Journal.  In 2017 he edited the collective volume “Russia: three years since Crimea” published by Intersection and Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.