B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in International Relations/European Studies from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow). I am interested in security studies and IR theory. Some particular topics that I've studied include the interplay of "external" and "internal" factors in foreign policy making and "realist" perspectives on European integration. My other passions include economics, decision theory, game theory and analytical philosophy. I've also been a debater in British parliamentary format.