• Bio

    Roman Rukomeda, a political scientist and an expert on national security and energy issues, joined CIDS following a one-year engagement as personal assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. He has more than 10 years of experience working in public service, having held positions at the National Institute for International Security Problems and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Prior to that, he worked at NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Democracy Foundation “People First”. Mr. Rukomeda has also worked as a reseacher at the National Institute for Strategic Research. In this capacity he conducted research on the foreign relations of Ukraine; the Black Sea and Caspian Sea; emerging global energy trends and their influence on Ukraine; and a number of other international security issues.
    Mr. Rukomeda graduated from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2002 with a master´s degree in political science. In 2007 he was awarded a Ph.D. in politics. His thesis was entitled “Neo-Eurasianism in Russia’s modern policy”. Mr. Rukomeda´s work has been published in a wide range of international newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals.