Dr. Maria Shagina is a CEES Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Eastern European Studies at the University of Zurich. She is currently affiliated with the Geneva International Sanctions Network. As a political risk analyst for Global Risk Insights, she covered energy politics and sanctions in post-Soviet countries. Previously, she was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Ritsumeikan University and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.