Nicholas Trickett

Nicholas Trickett is an Associate Scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program and Editor-in-Chief for FPRI’s BMB Russia. He formerly served as Managing Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief for Global Risk Insights, and has written for The Diplomat, Aspenia, the Washington Post, and Oilprice among other outlets. Nick received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Haverford College, an M.A. in Russia and Eurasian Studies from the European University in St. Petersburg, and is currently pursuing an MSc in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research has focused on energy security, foreign policy, and the intersection of domestic political economy with international economic interests in Russia and Eurasia, namely energy relations, infrastructure, and the Belt and Road Initiative. He interned with the Senate Committee on Small Business, as well as several D.C. think tanks including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and currently works as a political risk researcher for AKE International Ltd.

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