Taras Kuzio

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Dr. Taras Kuzio (born 1958 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK) is an academic and expert in Ukrainian political, economic and security affairs. He has written articles on contemporary Ukrainian issues.[1]


Taras Kuzio received a BA in Economics from the University of Sussex, an MA in Soviet Studies from the University of London and holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Birmingham; he was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.


After finishing studies he headed the Ukrainian Press Agency in Great Britain. In 1992-1993 he has worked as a research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. From 1993-1995 he served as editor of the Ukrainian Business Review and directed the Ukrainian Business Agency. From 1995-1998 he was a senior research fellow with the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Birmingham in England. In 1996 he became a Senior Research Fellow in the Council of Advisers to the Ukrainian Parliament.

In June 1998 he was appointed director of the NATO Information and Documentation Center in Kyiv, Ukraine.[2] He served as a long-term observer for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe during the 1998 and 2002 parliamentary elections in Ukraine and as a National Democratic Institute observer in the 2004 Ukrainian presidential elections.

In 2004-2006 he was a Visiting Professor in George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs' Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES).[3] He was also an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Visiting Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in Washington D.C.[4]

He has given presentations to the United States Congress and numerous think tanks including the Jamestown Foundation.[5]

He is author and editor of many books and articles published in a wide range of academic journals on post-Soviet and Ukrainian politics, inter- national relations, and nationalism. He writes regularly for the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasian Daily Monitor, Oxford Analytica, and Jane's Information Group.[6]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Crimea: Europe's Next Flashpoint?, Brookings Institution Press, 2011, ISBN 9780983084204
  • Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism, Ibidem, 2008, Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society (SPPS) Vol.71, ISBN 9783898218153
  • Taras Kuzio: Ukraine - Crimea – Russia, Triangle of Conflict. Ed. by. Andreas Umland, Ibidem, 2007, ISBN 9783898217613
  • Taras Kuzio, Robert Kravchuk, Paul J. D'Anieri: Politics & Society in Ukraine - Westview PR, 1999, ISBN 9780813335384


  1. ^ "Taras Kuzio". Kyiv Post. Kyiv Post. July 24, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ New Kyiv Information Officer appointed, June 5, 1998
  3. ^ [1] Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs
  4. ^ [2] Kuzio at the Center for Transatlantic Relations of Johns Hopkins University
  5. ^ [3] Articles by Taras Kuzio
  6. ^ [4] Kuzio's web site

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