Areas of Expertise

  • Russia’s foreign, security, and defense policy
  • Russia’s relations with post-Soviet countries
  • Russia’s relations with Central Europe
  • Foreign and security policy of Belarus

Short Bio

Dr. András Rácz is a senior research fellow at the Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Before that, he worked in its Security and Defense Program. From September 2019 to December 2020, he was a senior fellow of the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.

Previously, Rácz was associate professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest and non-resident research fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute in Tallinn. Between 2014 and 2016, he was senior research fellow of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. Prior to that, Rácz worked as a senior research fellow at the former Hungarian Institute of International Affairs and a visiting researcher at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC. He was also a fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation’s program in European Foreign and Security Policy Studies (EFSPS).

Rácz earned his PhD in modern history from Budapest’s Eötvös Loránd University in 2008.

András Rácz is not identical with the Andras Racz who works at the Hungarian pro-governmental daily Magyar Nemzet and is author of the book “The Nine Best Political Decisions of Viktor Orbán.”


English, Russian, German, Hungarian (mother tongue)


[Last updated: January 2023]


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