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Ann-Sophie Gast is a researcher at ZOiS and member of the editorial board of the Zentralasien-Analysen. Besides, she is a doctoral fellow at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies at Frei Universität Berlin. Her PhD focusses on Eurasian integration and Russian foreign policy interests in Central Asia. Ann-Sophie Gast did her BA in European Studies at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg and the State University in Saint Petersburg. She also holds a double degree in International Relations from Free University Berlin and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. During her PhD, she was a visiting research fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen, at the School of International Relations in Saint Petersburg as well as at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. From 2015 to 2016, she worked as a freelance consultant for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
- Regional integration and regional organisations in Eurasia
- Russian foreign police
- Regime stability and transformation in Central Asia