Natia Seskuria is a fellow with MEI's Frontier Europe Initiative, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and serves at the Office of the National Security Council (NSC) of Georgia. She has a broad experience in policy-making, strategic foresight and provides analysis on international security and defense planning, with a focus on Russia and Eurasia. She is also a Lecturer in Russian Government and Politics.

Natia has served at the Ministry of Defense of Georgia and worked for the Foreign Editor of The Sunday Times of London. She researches and publishes on Russia’s defense and security policy and its relations with Georgia. Additionally, Natia worked as an independent researcher and consultant, advising private sector on political, strategic and operational risks.

Natia graduated with an MA in Politics, Security and Integration and a BA (Hons) in Politics and East European Studies from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London (UCL). Her dissertation examined Russian-Georgian conflict. Natia has been names to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. She speaks seven languages including fluent French, Russian, English and Georgian.

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