Sabine Fischer is currently the Co-Team Leader of the Public Diplomacy EU and Russia Project run by the Goethe Institute Moscow and the Institut Francais Moscow and financed by the EU. She is also a Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs/SWP in Berlin. From 2012 to 2018 she was the Head of the Eastern Europe and Eurasia Research Division at the SWP. Previously, she worked at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, the Freie Universitaet Berlin, the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. Her research focuses on Russian foreign policy, EU-Russia relations, and the unresolved conflicts in the EU’s eastern neighbourhood. She holds a PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt. Her latest publications include: “Not frozen! The unresolved conflicts over Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh in light of the crisis over Ukraine” (ed.), SWP Research Paper 9, September 2016, “Conceivable surprises. Eleven possible turns in Russia’s foreign policy (ed. with Margarete Klein), SWP Research Paper 10, October 2016, and “A Permanent State of Sanctions? Proposals for a More Flexible EU Sanctions Policy towards Russia”, SWP Comments 2017/C 11m April 2017.