Since 2001 head of Caucasus and Central Asia Department (since 2012 also Turkey).
Coordinator of a number of OSW research projects, including studies of: the evolution of Islam in the Post-Soviet space; the “war on terror" after 2001; the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq; and of the Arab Spring.
Graduate of the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology University of Warsaw (1998)
Regular contributor (among others) to Tygodnik Powszechny.
- Challenges for the stability of South Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey and Middle East
- Cultural changes (i.a. issues of identity, role of islam) in the region
- The constitutional referendum – another step towards a New Turkey, OSW Commentary 28.042017
- A breakthrough year in relations between Turkey and the European Union – an attempt to take stock, co-Author Mateusz Chudziak, OSW Commentary 18.10.2017
- The Middle East in the shadow of the Islamic State, OSW Point of View, 08.2015
- The myth of the Afghan threat and a new reality in Central Asia on the threshold of 2014, Caucasus International, Baku, January 2014
- China vs. Central Asia. The achievements of the past two decades, co-author with Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, OSW, Warsaw, November 2013
- Turkey and the Kurdish problem. New approaches in the face of the Middle East crises, OSW, Warsaw, November 2013
- Central Asia and the Challenge of Afghan Stability [in:] Afghanistan in transition. Crafting a strategy for enduring stability, Ed. Beata Górka-Winter and Bartosz Wiśniewski, PISM, Warsaw 2012
- Central Asia. A breakdown region in the context of stability and challenges of migration, Warsaw 2011 [in Polish]
- Central Asia in Future Scenarios for The Conflict in Afghanistan: A Regional Perspective, ed. A.Ananicz, CSM Reports and Analyses, Warsaw 2010
- Jihad vs. The New Great Game. Paradoxes of militant Islamic threats in Central Asia, co-author with Maciej Falkowski, OSW, Warsaw 2010
- Para-States in the Post-Soviet Area from 1991 to 2007, co-author with Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Maciej Falkowski International Studies Review vol. 10, issue 2 (Univeristy of Connecticut), 06.2008
- Reintegration or Reconquest? Georgia's policy towards Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the context of the internal and international situation, Co-author with Wojciech Bartuzi, OSW, Warsaw 2008
- For an independent Kurdistan 1920-2006 [in] Colonial and post-colonial conflicts in Africa and Asia 1896-2006; ed. P. Ostaszewski, Warszawa 2006 [in polish]
- Iraq. Soldier’s handbook [chapters: Country; People; Religion; Culture; Practical information], Warsaw 2003 [in Polish]
- Islam in post-Soviet area (ed.), OSW, Warsaw 2002 [in Polish]
- Conflicts in post-Soviet area (ed.), OSW Warsaw 2002 [in Polish]
- Russian Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia in Toward Understanding of Russia, Council for Foreign Relations, New York 2002