Marek Menkiszak
Marek Menkiszak
Russian Department

2006 – till present – Head of the Russian Department at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
2013 – visiting researcher at the Finish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Helsinki
2007 –2011 - coordinator (project manager) of the OSW research project : “Russian foreign economic expansion”
2008 – 2009 – member of the EU – Russia Task Force at the EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris
2006 – 2008 – participant in the OSW “Turkish Project”
2005 – 2006 – coordinator of the OSW team in the OSW and Centre for International Relations (CSM) joint research project “Russian – German relations 1998 – 2005”
2003 – 2005 - coordinator (project manager) of the OSW research project : "NATO’s new role in the NIS area"
2000 - 2006 - analyst in the Russian Department at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
1995 - 2003 - researcher, lecturer at the Institute of International Relations, Warsaw University (ISM)
1994- till present - member of the authors staff of "Rocznik Strategiczny" ("Strategic Yearbook")


  • Russia’s internal, foreign and security policy
  • Situation in the CIS area
  • European security and strategic studies
Major publications
  • Articles concerning Russia in the „Strategic Yearbook” – 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Greater Europe. Putin’s Vision of the European (Dis)integration,"OSW Studies" No. 46, OSW, Warszawa, October 2013
  • Responsibility to Protect…Itself? Russia’s Strategy Towards the Crisis in Syria, “Briefing Paper” No. 131, The Finish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, May 2013
  • Will the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus exacerbate the country’s energy dependence on Russia? [with Kamil Kłysiński], OSW Commentary No.87, OSW, Warszawa, 23 July 2012
  • Russian Policy Towards NATO in a Broader European Security Context, in:  Roger N. McDermott, Bertil Nygren, Carolina Vendil Pallin (eds.), The Russian Armed Forces in Transition: Economic, geopolitical and institutional uncertainties, Routledge, December 2011
  • Russia’s Foreign Activity in the Nuclear Sector, [in Polish] OSW Report, OSW, Warszawa,  September 2011
  • Towards a strategic partnership ? Turkish-Russian relations at the turn of the twenty-first century, in: Turkey after the start of negotiations with the European Union – foreign relations and domestic situation. Part II, CES Report, OSW, Warszawa, July 2008
  • Russian – German relations 1998 – 2005, in: CES and CIR Project Report (collective work), OSW, Warszawa, , February 2006
  • Russia vs. the European Union: a “strategic partnership” crisis” , "CES Policy Briefs" No 22, OSW, Warszawa, January 2006
  • NATO’s New Role in the NIS Area. CES Project Report (collective work), OSW,Warszawa, May 2005
  • NATO – EU Partnership in Transforming the Eastern Neighborhood ?, in: New Stimulus or Regional Backlash ? EU Enlargement and Transatlantic Relations, SWP, Berlin, July 2004
  • The Pro-Western Turn in Russia's Foreign Policy: Causes, Consequences and Prospects, "CES Policy Briefs", OSW,Warszawa, October 2002
  • Relations Between Russia and NATO Before and After the 11th September, w: "CES Studies" No 4, OSW, Warszawa, May 2002
  • Russian Federation's Policy Towards Asia After September 11, in: The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 2002
  • Poland's Eastern Policy [with M. Piotrowski], in: R. Kuźniar, K. Szczepanik (eds.), Foreign Policy of the Republic of Poland 1989-2002, Warszawa 2002
  • Troubled Neighbourhood: Security Issues in Relations between Poland and USSR/Russia 1989-2000, in: R. Kuzniar (ed.), Poland's Security Policy 1989 - 2000, Warszawa 2001
  • Putin: the First Year, Centre for Eastern Studies, Warszawa 2001
  • Russia-NATO Relations After Signing the Founding Act and Alliance Summit in Madrid, Studies and Planing Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warszawa 1999
  • Perception of Germany’s role in Russia, in: S. Bieleń, W.S. Góralski (eds.), New Identity of Germany and Russia in International Relations, Warszawa 1999
  • Selected Issues of Security Policy of the Russian Federation, in: A. Magdziak-Miszewska (ed.), Poland and Russia. Strategic Contradictions and Possibilities of Dialogue, Warszawa 1998
  • Finlandization - Past or Future?, in: A. Magdziak-Miszewska (ed.), Poland and Russia. Strategic Contradictions and Possibilities of Dialogue, Warszawa 1998
  • Russian Nuclear Arms: Doctrine, Structures, Arms [with Leszek Szerepka and Witold Pasek], Centre for Eastern Studies, Warszawa 1997
  • NATO Enlargment to the East and Russia’s Interests in the Area of Former Soviet Union, Centre for Eastern Studies, Warszawa 1996
  • Influence of the “Russian Factor” on the Future of North Atlantic Alliance [with Marcin Kaźmierski], in: Security of Poland in Changing Europe. NATO Enlargement) Warszawa 1995
  • Poland in International Strategy of the Russian Federation, in: E. Haliżak (ed.), National Security of Poland: Geopolitical and Geoeconomical Conditionalities, Toruń 1995