Piotr Żochowski
Senior Fellow
Department for internal security in Eastern Europe

Born in 1962. Graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw. Between 1991-2001 worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a department responsible for relations with the post-Soviet states. His area of competence was the withdrawal of the Russian army from Poland, cooperation with the Kaliningrad Oblast and bilateral relations with Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova (1994-1999) and with Russia (2000-2001). Since October 2001 he has worked at the Centre for Eastern Studies, where his key research area is the system of institutions responsible for internal security in the post-Soviet states.

Expertise: 
  • Internal security system of the post-Soviet states, the Russian Federation in particular 
  • Influence of the security institutions on the internal and foreign policy of these states
  • Non-military aspects of functioning of the armed forces of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine