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Neil Hauer

I am a Canadian journalist and analyst focused on the Caucasus, Russia and Ukraine. From 2014 to 2017, I served as Senior Intelligence Analyst at The SecDev Group. My primary focus is Chechnya, violence and politics in the North and South Caucasus, and the Syrian conflict, particularly Russia's role there. I have written for a wide array of prominent publications, including CNN, Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Telegraph and Eurasianet. I have also consulted on issues of security, governance and radicalization for the European Union, OSCE, US Marine Corps, and other organizations.

I hold an MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, in which I largely focused on the Caucasus. I previously studied at Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, focused on Russian language training. I am professionally competent in Russian and have intermediate proficiency in Armenian.

I am presently engaged as a freelance journalist and analyst based in Kyiv, Ukraine. I travel regularly through the former Soviet Union, including recent work in Ukraine. I am actively searching for new opportunities, so please do feel free to get in touch either here or at neil.hauer@gmail.com.


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