Anahit Shirinyan is a policy analyst and consultant based in Yerevan. She primarily focuses on Armenian foreign policy and international relations in and around the South Caucasus, as well as political parties and electoral processes in Armenia. Until recently, she was an Academy associate and, prior to that, an Academy Robert Bosch fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House in London. Prior to this affiliation, Anahit worked on institutional development and strategic planning with political parties in Armenia and facilitated political party dialogue in the South Caucasus more broadly. She has coordinated other initiatives in the spheres of foreign policy and regional cooperation and has also published and presented on these issues widely. Anahit holds a BA and MA degrees in International Relations from Yerevan State University and an advanced MA degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw.