Danila Bochkarev is an EastWest Institute fellow focusing on energy and economic security issues. He specializes in Eurasia energy and natural resources issues with a particular focus on the Arctic, Caspian and natural gas.
Before joining EWI, Danila was an Inbev scholar for EU-Russia relations at the Louvain-la Neuve and Leuven universities in Belgium. He also worked on China and Central Asia affairs at the European Parliament and the Energy Charter Secretariat and frequently advises private sector companies and international institutions.
Danila studied international relations, history and political economy in Paris, London and Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia). He has several post-graduate qualifications in international relations, including a PhD. Danila is the author of a number of academic publications and policy papers, and regularly contributes to international media and policy debates on EU, Russian and Eurasian energy, security and foreign policy. He also possesses several and professional distinctions, including being a royal Dutch Shell and French government scholar. Danila is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in English and French.