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Robert M. Cutler is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa; and Fellow, Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, Boston. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BSc, Political Science, 1974), then Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies (Gallatin Fellow, History and International Politics, 1979–80) and finally University of Michigan (PhD, International Relations, 1982), followed by postdoctoral fellowships at Moscow State University and Columbia University.

He has held numerous competitive grants and fellowships and serves or has served on the editorial board of half-dozen journals, including: Oil, Gas & Energy Law; Central Eurasian Studies Review; Electronic Journal of World Politics; and Cahiers d'études sur la Méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien. In addition, he has served on the Executive Board of Central Eurasian Studies Society, International Research Foundation for Development (and as its representative to U.N. ECOSOC) as well as other organizations.

After a dozen years exclusively in universities (teaching mainly in the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and political philosophy), best known as an expert in Soviet affairs emphasizing foreign policy, and also 19th-/20th-century European political thought, he reoriented his interests and expanded into policy analysis and consulting, mainly in Eurasian energy and security, with a sideline in decision analysis and organizational design. An exhaustive academic curriculum vitae with extensive other material is on his professional website.

His extensive practical experience now includes important aspects of Euro–Caspian and Eurasian energy development. He has written and spoken on a plethora of issues related to energy cooperation, ethnic confict and international security and cooperation over the whole of Eurasia and its various sub-regions.

Representative recent publications

“U.S.–Russian Strategic-Military Relations in Central Asia,” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 6, no. 1–3 (2007): 109–125.

“The Paradox of Intentional Emergent Coherence: Organization and Decision in a Complex World,” Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 91, no. 4 (Winter 2006): 9–27.

“Current Problems of Global Energy Security in Light of the Caspian Sea Region's Recent Experience,” Oil, Gas and Energy Law 4, no. 1 (May 2006).

“De-authoritarization in Uzbekistan?: Analysis and Prospects,” in Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia, edited by I. Morozova, NATO Science Series 49 (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2005), pp. 120–141.

“The Caspian Energy Conundrum,” Journal of International Affairs 56, no. 2 (Spring 2003): 89–102.

“Complexity Science and Knowledge-Creation in International Relations Theory,” in Institutional and Infrastructural Resources, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Oxford: EOLSS for UNESCO, 2003).

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