Stefan Meister is Head of the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Previously, he worked as a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He was formerly visiting fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington D.C. writing on German-Russian relations and Russian disinformation. Meister has served several times as an election observer for the OSCE in post-Soviet countries. His areas of research include Russian domestic, foreign, and energy policy; the interrelationship between Russian domestic and foreign policy, and post-Soviet conflicts particularly in the South Caucasus. He recently published as a co-author the book “The Eastern Question. Russia, the West and Europe’s Grey zone” at Brookings press (2016).