Ekaterina Sokirianskaia

  • Research field security, conflict, war crimes, radicalisation and de-radicalisation of violent Jihadists in Russia
  • Institution International Crisis Group
  • Position Russia Project Director
  • Theme De-radicalization


Ekaterina Sokirianskaia is International Crisis Group’s Russia & North Caucasus Project Director, responsible for the organisation’s research and advocacy in the region. She has 17 years of experience in fieldwork and policy research in/on the North Caucasus, including five years based on the ground in Ingushetia and Chechnya. Ekaterina holds a Ph.D. in political science from Central European University and is the author of numerous publications on conflict, human rights, jihadism, terrorism and security in the North Caucasus and Russia.