Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Emily Ferris

Emily Ferris is a Research Fellow at the International Security Studies department at RUSI which is specialising in Russia and Eurasia’s foreign policy. Ms. Ferris has a particular interest in Russian organised crime, Russia’s foreign policy

toward the West and the Far East as well as the conflict in eastern Ukraine. She also researches political and security processes in Moldova and Belarus.

Before joining RUSI in 2018, Emily worked at Control Risks – a London consultancy firm – as a Russian security and politics analyst advising clients who conduct business in Russia and other Eastern European countries. She has worked and travelled extensively across Russia. She holds a BA in Russian from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London, where she specialised in Russian organised crime. She speaks Russian and Hebrew and has a good working knowledge of German.

Within SEnECA, Ms. Ferris leads the political relations and security mapping task looking at comparisons between the EU’s relationship with Central Asian countries and between Central Asia and other actors such as Russia, China and South Korea.