Elizaveta Egorova

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Elizaveta M. Egorova, Ph.D., is an expert at Niccolo M Strategic Communications Agency, a pioneer company assisting democratic politicians in Russia since 1989. Specializing in international relations, international conflicts, political leaders’ psychological profiling and their decision-making analysis, with a deep understanding of the former Soviet Union’s domestic and foreign policy-making, Dr. E.M. Egorova has a long-standing interest in the Eurasia region. In her Ph.D. thesis, she examined the conceptual model of Russian top-level political and military decision-makers during the conflict in South Ossetia in 2008, with an emphasis on the cognitive traps impacting both recommendations for and the assessment of the military operation.

Dr. E.M. Egorova received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations Russian Academy of Sciences; M.A. in Psychology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University; M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Northern Virginia.

Dr. E.M. Egorova worked as a researcher at the U.S.-Russia Business Council, analyzing the U.S.-Russia trade and economic environment and developments. At the Fund for Peace in the Transnational Threats program, in Washington, D.C., Dr. E.M. Egorova analyzed political, social, and security issues, including illicit trafficking and weapons of mass destruction smuggling in the South Caucasus.