Dr Anna Borshchevskaya is a senior fellow in the Washington Institute's Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation Program on Great Power Competition and the Middle East, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East. She is a contributor to Oxford Analytica. Dr Borshchevskaya was previously with the Atlantic Council and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. A former analyst for a US military contractor in Afghanistan, she has also served as communications director at the American Islamic Congress and was a fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy. Her analysis is published widely in Foreign Affairs, The Hill, The New Criterion, and Middle East Quarterly, as well as peer-reviewed journals. Dr Borshchevskaya is the author of Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence (IB Tauris, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021). Until recently, she conducted translation and analysis for the US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office and its flagship publication, Operational Environment Watch, and wrote a foreign affairs column for Forbes. Dr Borshchevskaya is the author of the Institute monograph, Russia in the Middle East. She holds a doctorate from George Mason University.