Director, Eurasia, Emerging Markets Strategy
Area of Expertise: Russian politics, economy and foreign policy, comparative EM political risk
Alexander Kliment focuses on Russian politics, with an emphasis on leadership dynamics, economic and monetary policy, and regional politics. Within the Emerging Markets Group, Alexander co-leads comparative assessments of political risk across the EM space. He joined the firm in 2006.
Alexander has worked as a journalist for the Financial Times (FT Tilt) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he covered economics, industrial policy, and urban development. He has also focused on urbanism in emerging markets as a program director at the Architectural League of New York, and worked for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, providing research for a study project on reforming Russia's social safety net. Alexander has lectured on Russian politics in the US, Europe, and Moscow. He has also published articles in the Financial Times, Russia Profile, World Finance Review, World Politics Review, RealClearPolitics, as well as for Foreign Policy's "The Call" blog. Alexander appears regularly in the media, with television appearances on networks such as BBC, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg and frequently provides commentary for publications including the Economist, New York Times, and Reuters.
Alexander holds an MA in International Affairs from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in History from Columbia University. He speaks Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese, and is proficient in Arabic.