Helge Blakkisrud

Helge Blakkisrud is the Head of the Research Group on Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

Main research areas: federalism and centre-region relations in the Russian Federation, nationalism and nation-building in Russia and Eurasia, including in Eurasian de facto states. Editor in chief of the Nordic journal for East European and Eurasian Studies (Nordisk Østfroum). Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2009-2010, lecturer at the OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, since 2008.