Kazushige Kobayashi is a Honjo International Scholarship Foundation Scholar at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He has previously attended the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He has lived and worked in major global cities, including New York, Washington, DC, Moscow, Geneva and Tokyo, and has been invited to give a series of lectures at the Higher School of Economics (Russia), Tohoku University (Japan) and the Graduate Institute (Switzerland). Kazushige also keeps a personal blog hosted by the Russian International Affairs Council. He has published widely on Russian foreign policy and Eurasian regional integration.