Daniel Shapiro graduated from Harvard University in 2020, where he received a master’s degree in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. His research has largely focused on U.S.-Russian relations and the Caucasus: he wrote his undergraduate thesis on Ramzan Kadyrov’s post-war reconstruction of Chechnya and his graduate thesis on the views of young Russian Americanists on the future of U.S.-Russian relations. Daniel currently works for Harvard Kennedy School’s Russia Matters Project and the European Leadership Network, and plans to begin a Fulbright research grant in Armenia in 2021.
Content by Daniel Shapiro
As pro-democracy movements proliferate throughout the post-Soviet space, Europe and the US have had noticeably muted reactions. But should Joe Biden become America’s next president this week, he will likely take a more actively pro-democracy position in the region. The EU should start planning for this now.