James Sherr is an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House (having been Head of the 2008-11 Programme), a Senior Associate Fellow of the Institute of Statecraft and a Visiting Fellow of the Razumkov Centre, Kiev. Born in New York in 1951, Mr Sherr holds both British and US citizenship. He is a graduate of Montclair High School (1969) and graduated with the Highest Honours from Oberlin College in 1974. Between 1993 and 2012, he was a member of the Social Studies Faculty of the University of Oxford. From 1995 to 2008, he was a Fellow of the Advanced Research Assessment Group and Conflict Studies Research Centre of the UK Defence Academy. He has produced over 100 publications on Russia,Ukraine and European security. Recent publications include, The Mortgaging of Ukraine’s Independence (Chatham House 2010), ‘The Russia-EU Energy Relationship: Getting it Right’ (International Spectator, June 2010), ‘Hard Power in the Black Sea Region: A Dreaded but Crippled Instrument’ (Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, September 2011).