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Nigel Gould-Davies

Former Fellow


    October 1, 2021 — March 22, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies, United Kingdom

    Wilson Center Projects

    The Political Economy of Russian Power

    Full Biography

    Dr. Nigel Gould-Davies is the Editor of Strategic Survey and Senior Fellow on Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.  He taught at Oxford University before joining the British Foreign Office, where his roles included head of the Economic Department in Moscow and Ambassador to Belarus.  From 2010-14 he was head of Policy and Corporate Affairs for BG Group in Central and Southeast Asia. From 2014-19 he taught and conducted research in Asia. He is the author of “Tectonic Politics: Global Risk in an Age of Transformation” (Brookings, 2019). He holds a B.A. and M.Phil. from Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.


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    January 2020–May 2021