Experts & Staff

Nicole Grajewski

ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Russia, Middle East & North Africa, international relations, international security and defence, military intervention


English, Russian, Farsi, French


Nicole Grajewski is visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Her research focuses on Russian and Iranian approaches to international order, with a particular emphasis on the global nuclear order and nuclear non-proliferation regime.

Grajewski is a Stanton Nuclear Security postdoctoral fellow with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ project on managing the atom at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she was a predoctoral fellow with the International Security programme at the Belfer Center and a Hans J Morgenthau fellow at Notre Dame’s International Security Center.

She holds a PhD in international relations and MPhil in Russian and east European studies from the University of Oxford. Nicole has published on a range of issues involving both Russia and Iran, including their respective bilateral relations, the Syrian civil war, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and Eurasian regional organisations. She has conducted extensive archival fieldwork and interviews with elites in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

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