Mr. Mark Voyger is currently a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Washington, D.C. In 2019 – 2020 he was a Senior Scholar at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. In 2018 – 2019 he taught Russian and Eastern European politics and security as the Senior Lecturer at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia. Prior to his academic career, in the period 2013 – 2018, he served as the Special Advisor for Russian and Eurasian Affairs to the Commanding General of US Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, and as the Cultural Advisor and Senior Russia Expert at NATO’s Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey. In the period 2009 – 2013 he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as an advisor and social scientist with the US Army. He has also worked for Senator Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaigns as a member of the Russia Advisory Group.
Mr. Voyger holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with a focus on Russia-NATO relations, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA2) degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Voyger’s areas of academic and professional expertise include Eastern European, Balkan and Middle Eastern politics and security issues, Russian foreign and security policy, Russian military strategies and doctrines, hybrid warfare, as well as trans-national Islamist ideologies and movements.
Mr. Voyger is fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Arabic, Turkish, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.