Dr. Alessandra Russo is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre Emile Durkheim, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France. She has published, among others, on European Security, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asian Survey, The International Spectator. Her main research interests are IR Theories, Comparative Regionalism, Critical Security Studies, Post-Soviet Politics. She has conducted fieldwork research in the South Caucasus and Central Asia and has collaborated since 2013 with the Center for Social Sciences (CSS). Currently, she is an Associate Fellow at Eurasia Democratic Security Network, CSS.