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