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Natia Seskuria is an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and serves at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. She has a broad experience in policy-making, strategic foresight and provides analysis on international security and defence planning, with a focus on Russia and Eurasia. Natia is also a Lecturer in Russian Government and Politics at the University of Georgia.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Defence, she worked for the Foreign Editor of The Sunday Times of London and at RUSI, where her work focused on Russia’s foreign policy and security dynamics in CIS and Central Asia. She writes on Russia’s defence and security policy and its relations with Georgia and has contributed to RUSI’s publications. Additionally, Natia worked as an independent researcher and consultant, advising private sector on political, strategic and operational risks.
Natia graduated with an MA in Politics, Security and Integration and a BA (Hons) in Politics and East European Studies from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London (UCL). Her dissertation examined Russian-Georgian conflict. She speaks seven languages including fluent French, Russian, English and Georgian.