Dr. Stefan Meister heads the South Caucasus Program of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Tbilisi. Before that, he worked for the DGAP and ECFR with a focus on Russia, the Eastern Partnership, and Central Asia. He was a visiting fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, DC (2015-16); served as an election observer for the OSCE in post-Soviet countries; and was responsible for university projects in Russia. His doctoral research focused on the transformation of the Russian research and higher education system. He writes on German-Russian relations; Russian domestic, foreign, security, and energy policy; Russian disinformation; conflicts in the post-Soviet area with a focus on the Southern Caucasus as well as on the Eastern Partnership. Meister is co-author of the books "The Eastern Question” (2016), “The Eastern Voices” (2017) and “The Russia File” (2018), all published by Brookings Press. He is also co-editor of the book “Geo-politics and security. A new strategy for the South Caucasus” (2019).
Dr. Stefan Meister
Director Heinrich Böll Foundation Office in Tbilisi, Georgia