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Robin Shepherd, PhD

Robin Shepherd, PhD
Director of International Affairs, Henry Jackson Society

Robin Shepherd, Director, International Affairs at the Henry Jackson Society in London, has held senior fellowships at some of the world’s most prestigious public policy institutes since leaving international journalism in 2003 when his last position was Moscow Bureau Chief for The Times of London.

Shepherd’s key areas of expertise are transatlantic relations, American foreign policy, Middle Eastern (particularly Israeli) relations with the West, Russia, central and eastern Europe, NATO, and the European Union. His book A State Beyond the Pale, Europe’s Problem with Israel looks at the reasons for widespread hostility to Israel in Europe among the continent’s opinion formers.

He joined the Henry Jackson Society in March 2009. Shepherd entered the think tank world in 2003 with a public policy fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Institute for Scholars in Washington D.C., where he focused his attention on the dual expansions of NATO and the EU and their impact on transatlantic relations.

Subsequently he became an adjunct fellow of the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies. Based in central Europe, he wrote widely for international media and journals, focusing on transatlantic relations, Russia and relations with the Middle East. In 2006 he was appointed as a senior transatlantic fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), also based in central Europe. He returned to London and joined Chatham House in June 2007 where he ran the Europe program.

Shepherd is widely quoted in the international media and writes commentaries for a variety of publications. He speaks Russian, Slovak, Czech and French. He studied Russian at the University of London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies and earned a master’s degree in political theory from the London School of Economics. His first book Czechoslovakia: The Velvet Revolution and Beyond, published in 2000, looked at the first decade of post-communist transition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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