Penn Kemble Fellow: Anna Borshchevskaya

Anna Borshchevskaya is a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD). She specializes in the politics of the Middle East, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Until January 2014 she also worked as Communications Director at the American Islamic Congress. Prior to that, she was Assistant Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. Earlier, in 2011, she served as a qualitative research analyst for Glevum Associates, a U.S. military contractor, conducting public opinion research in Afghanistan. Prior to that, she worked as a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, focusing on the economies and politics of Russia and Eastern Europe. Her earlier positions were, among others, at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Swiss Foundation for World Affairs, and the International Organization for Migration. Borshchevskaya has published widely in publications such as, as well as in journals such as The New Criterion, Turkish Policy Quarterly, and the Middle East Quarterly, and is a columnist for Forbes. She also conducts translation and analysis for the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office and its flagship publication, Operational Environment Watch. She holds a BA in International Relations and Political Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, and an MA in International Relations from SAIS, where she focused on Middle East studies, international law, and international economics. She is fluent in Russian and speaks Arabic and Spanish.



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