Nadja Douglas is a political scientist and a researcher at ZOiS. She holds a PhD from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a master’s degree in international relations from Sciences Po Paris. As an undergraduate and postgraduate, she also studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Washington in Seattle. In the context of her doctoral thesis (published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2017), she spent a considerable amount of time in various parts of Russia. Prior to taking up her current position, she worked as a Liaison Officer for the German OSCE Chairmanship 2016 at the OSCE Mission to Moldova and as an advisor on security and defence policy at the German Bundestag. She also held positions at the International Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE and the Development and Peace Foundation in Bonn. From 2015 to 2016, she was a member of the editorial team of Russland Analysen.