Andrew C. Kuchins

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Russia and Eurasia Program

Andrew C. Kuchins is a senior associate 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. His recent publications include “Perspective: What’s to Follow the Demise of the US-Russian ‘Reset’” (Current History, October 2012); “The End of the ‘Reset’” (Foreign Affairs, March 2012); “Russian Foreign Policy: Continuity in Change,” coauthored with Igor Zevelev (Washington Quarterly, Winter 2012); “Laying the Groundwork for Afghanistan’s New Silk Road” (Foreign Affairs, December 2011); “Putin’s Return and Washington’s Reset With Russia” (Foreign Affairs, September 2011); “A Durable Reset” (International Herald Tribune, September 2011); “Reset Expectations: Russian Assessments of U.S. Power,” in Capacity and Resolve (CSIS, June 2011); The North Caucasus: Russia’s Volatile Frontier, coauthored with Sergey Markedonov and Matthew Malarkey (CSIS, March 2011); and Russia after the Global Economic Crisis, coedited with Anders Aslund and Sergei Guriev (Peterson Institute, June 2010).

From 2000 to 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, D.C., from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006. He was director of the Carnegie Moscow Center in Russia from 2003 to 2005. He has also held senior management and research positions at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Kuchins currently teaches at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and has also taught at Georgetown and Stanford Universities. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins SAIS.