Eurasia Group | Zachary Witlin


Senior Analyst, Eurasia


Eurasia, Russia, Central Asia, South Caucasus, Ukraine

Zach Witlin advises on the politics, geopolitics, and political economy of Eurasia. He helps clients navigate the transformative repercussions for the region of the Russia-Ukraine war, including on sanctions, inter-state conflicts, and reform and leadership plans. He leads coverage of technology policy issues in Russia and of the politics of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

Zach has over a decade of experience as an adviser and subject matter expert. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, he worked with agricultural giant Cargill in Moscow and researched political economy in Ukraine as a Fulbright Fellow. Zach holds a master's degree in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in international relations and political science from Tufts University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and part of the advisory council of Eurasia Foundation's Young Professionals Network.