Daniel Shapiro attended Brown University as an undergraduate, receiving bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Slavic Studies in 2018. He then began his studies at Harvard University, where he received a master’s degree in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2020. 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 has also worked for Harvard Kennedy School’s Russia Matters Project and the European Leadership Network, and has been living in Yerevan, Armenia on a Fulbright research grant since Spring 2021. Daniel is also a Fellow at the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum.
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.