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Janis Kluge

Deputy Head of Research Group at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs 

Dr Janis Kluge is Deputy Head of the Eastern Europe and Eurasia Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin). He joined SWP in 2017 after receiving his PhD in economics from the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. At SWP, he advises the German government and the Bundestag on foreign policy towards Russia. Dr Kluge’s research focuses on the Russian economy, in particular the impact of Western sanctions, Russia’s government budget and Russia-China economic relations. His latest publications are on the resilience of Putin’s system after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s war budget and the transformation of Russia-China economic relations. Previously, he worked on external dependencies of Russia’s tech security, economic elites, and Russia’s Arctic policy. 
Updated: April 24, 2024