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- Russia & Eastern Europe
- Russia & Central Asia
Kaspar Pucek is an Associate Fellow at the Russia & Eastern Europe Centre (CREEC) of the Clingendael Institute and a Lecturer in History and International Studies at Leiden University. His research focuses on the political economy, politics, and geopolitics of Russia and the wider former Soviet bloc.
Kaspar holds a Ph.D. in contemporary Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European history from Princeton University, as well as an MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (cum laude), a Research MA in Economic History (summa cum laude), and a BA in History (cum laude) from Leiden University. He has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Institutional Studies at HSE University (Higher School of Economics) in Moscow, as well as a visiting research fellow at the Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg and a visiting graduate student at the European University at St. Petersburg.