Emily Ferris is a Research Fellow in the International Security Studies department at RUSI, specialising in Russia and Eurasia’s foreign policy. Emily has a particular interest in Russian organised crime, Russia’s foreign policy toward the West and the Far East, as well as the conflict in eastern Ukraine. She also researches political and security processes in Moldova and Belarus.
Before joining RUSI in 2018, Emily worked at Control Risks - a London consultancy firm - as a Russian security and politics analyst, advising clients conducting business in Russia and other Eastern European countries. She has worked and travelled extensively across Russia.
She holds a BA in Russian from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London, where she specialised in Russian organised crime. She speaks Russian and Hebrew and has a good working knowledge of German.