Dr. Alexandros Petersen was the co-founder of this site and the author of The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West (Praeger: 2011).
A brilliant scholar of grand strategy and energy geopolitics, he obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and had worked at think tanks and Universities in London, Washington, Tblisi, and Bishkek, most recently serving as an Advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He was also an accomplished punk rock singer and one of the foundational members of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy network. Dr. Petersen had also begun work on a biography of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli.
Alex was working as an Assistant Professor in political science at the American University campus in Afghanistan when he was killed in January 2014 in an attack on a restaurant in Kabul.
This website and its work is dedicated in his honor. To contribute and celebrate his memory, please visit The Alexandros Petersen Fellowship for Eurasia.