Olga Oliker is Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies at SAIS Europe
Program Director for Europe and Central Asia, International Crisis Group, Brussels
Professor Oliker's research interests center on the foreign and security policies of Russia, Ukraine, and the Central Asian and Caucasian successor states to the Soviet Union, domestic politics in these countries, U.S. policy towards the region, and nuclear weapon strategy and arms control. Prior to joining the International Crisis Group, Professor Oliker directed the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and held various research and management roles at the RAND Corporation, including as Director of the Center for Russia and Eurasia. Early in her career, she served at the U.S. Department of Defense. She is a member of the Deep Cuts Commission. Oliker holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.P.P. from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and a BA from Emory University.