Wilson Center Experts

Matthew Rojansky

Director, Kennan Institute
Kennan Institute

Contact Information:
T 202.691.4100 // F 202.691.4247
Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Belarus
;
Moldova
;
Russia
;
Ukraine

Matthew Rojansky is an expert on U.S. relations with the states of the former Soviet Union, especially Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.  He has advised governments, intergovernmental organizations, and major private actors on conflict resolution and efforts to enhance shared security throughout the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region.

From 2010 to 2013, he was Deputy Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  There, he founded Carnegie's Ukraine Program, led a multi-year project to support U.S.-Russia health cooperation, and created a track-two task force to promote resolution of the Moldova-Transnistria conflict.  From 2007 to 2010, Rojansky served as executive director of the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA). Founded by former congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) with a group of two dozen former senior leaders from both political parties, PSA seeks to rebuild bipartisan dialogue and productive debate on U.S. national security and foreign policy challenges.

While at PSA, Rojansky orchestrated high-level bipartisan initiatives aimed at repairing the U.S.-Russian relationship, strengthening the U.S. commitment to nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, and leveraging global science engagement for diplomacy.

Rojansky is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and American University, and a participant in the Dartmouth Dialogues, a track-two U.S.-Russian conflict resolution initiative begun in 1960.

He is frequently interviewed on TV and radio, and his writing has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy.

Major Publications

"Is There a Role for Historical Reconciliation after the Ukraine Conflict?" Ten Years in the Euro-Atlantic Community: Riga Conference Papers 2014 : 88-99. Print.

"Corporate Raiding in Ukraine: Causes, Methods and Consequences," Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 22.3 2014 : 411-443. Print. 

"Russia and Strategic Stability." Chapter 8 of Strategic Stability: Contending InterpretationsFebruary 2013.

"An Opportunity for Ambition: Ukraine’s OSCE Chairmanship," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 16, 2013.

"Mending the rifts." Security Community, Issue 2, 2013.

U.S.-Russia Cooperation Beyond 2012.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 5, 2012.

An Enduring Approach to US-Russia Cooperation.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 27, 2011.

 “Reset: One Result of Process.The Military-Industrial Courier, No. 9(375) 9-15 March, 2011. [Russian]

"Indispensable Institutions: The Obama-Medvedev Commision and Five Decades of U.S.-Russia Dialogue." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 3, 2010.

A Reset for the US-Russia Values Gap.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 2010.

 

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