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Anna Borshchevskaya

Ira Weiner Fellow


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Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East.

Areas of Expertise

Russia's Middle East policy; U.S.-Russian relations; Russian foreign policy.

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Biography

Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at George Mason University. In addition, she is a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy. She  was previously with the Atlantic Council and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. A former analyst for a U.S. military contractor in Afghanistan, she has also served as communications director at the American Islamic Congress. Her analysis is published widely in publications such as Foreign Affairs, The Hill, The New Criterion, and the Middle East Quarterly. Until recently she conducted translation and analysis for the U.S. Army's Foreign Military Studies Office and its flagship publication, Operational Environment Watch, and wrote a foreign affairs column for Forbes. She is the author of the February 2016 Institute monograph, Russia in the Middle East.

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Education

M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo.

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Publications

Russia in the Middle East

February 26, 2016

Policy Focus

Syrian Kurds as a U.S. Ally:

November 18, 2016

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Most Recent Analysis

Russia in the Mediterranean: Strategies and Aspirations

January 8, 2018

Moscow’s Message on Iran Has Been Cautious and Almost Neutral

January 3, 2018

The Tactical Side of Russia's Arms Sales to the Middle East

December 22, 2017

Russia's Goals Go Beyond Damascus

December 4, 2017

Russia's Questionable Counterterrorism Record

November 23, 2017

Russia Makes Inroads in North Africa

November 2, 2017

Will Russian-Saudi Relations Continue to Improve?

October 10, 2017

The Future of Chechens in ISIS

October 9, 2017

King Salman's Moscow Visit Overshadowed by Past Tensions

October 4, 2017

How Putin Checkmated the U.S. in Syria

September 26, 2017

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