Matthew Rojansky is Director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. An expert on U.S. relations with the states of the former Soviet Union, especially Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, he has advised governments, intergovernmental organizations, and major private actors on conflict resolution and efforts to enhance shared security throughout the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region.
Previously, Rojansky was Deputy Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. There, he founded Carnegie's Ukraine Program, led a multi-year project to support U.S.-Russia health cooperation, and created a track-two task force to promote resolution of the Moldova-Transnistria conflict. He also served as an Embassy Policy Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, and as a Visiting Scholar in the Research Division at the NATO Defense College.
Rojansky previously served as Executive Director of the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA). Founded by former congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) with a group of two dozen former senior leaders from both political parties, PSA seeks to rebuild bipartisan dialogue and productive debate on U.S. national security and foreign policy challenges. While at PSA, Rojansky orchestrated high-level bipartisan initiatives aimed at repairing the U.S.-Russian relationship, strengthening the U.S. commitment to nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, and leveraging global science engagement for diplomacy.
Rojansky is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and serves as U.S. Executive Secretary for the Dartmouth Conference, a track-two U.S.-Russian conflict resolution initiative begun in 1960. He has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States, Russia and Europe.
Rojansky is frequently interviewed on TV and radio, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
"Russian Corruption: The Kremlin Fails to Tackle Its Biggest Problem." Wilson Center (11 May 2016). Online.
"George F. Kennan, Containment, and the West's Current Russia Problem." NATO Defense College, Rome - Research Division, 127 (2016). Print.
"The Geopolitics of European Security and Cooperation: The Consequences of U.S.-Russia Tension." Security and Human Rights, 25 (2014): 169-179. Print.
"Is There a Role for Historical Reconciliation after the Ukraine Conflict?" Ten Years in the Euro-Atlantic Community: Riga Conference Papers (2014): 88-99. Print.
"Corporate Raiding in Ukraine: Causes, Methods and Consequences," Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 22.3 (2014): 411-443. Print.
"Russia and Strategic Stability." Chapter 8 of Strategic Stability: Contending Interpretations (February 2013). Print.
"An Opportunity for Ambition: Ukraine’s OSCE Chairmanship." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (16 January 2013). Online.
"Mending the rifts." Security Community, Issue 2, (2013). Print.
“U.S.-Russia Cooperation Beyond 2012.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (5 September 2012). Online.
“An Enduring Approach to US-Russia Cooperation.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (27 July 2011). Online.
“Reset: One Result of Process.” The Military-Industrial Courier, No. 9(375) 9-15 (March 2011). Print [Russian].
"Indispensable Institutions: The Obama-Medvedev Commision and Five Decades of U.S.-Russia Dialogue." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (3 November 2010). Online.
“A Reset for the US-Russia Values Gap.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (November 2010). Online.