Nabi Abdullaev


  • Europe
  • Investor Services
  • Political and Country Risk


As a Partner for Russia & CIS, Nabi leads the wide-range Control Risks’ analysis of processes and actors influencing political, operational and security environments in Russia and the country’s relations with its neighbours and key global players. A specialist in policy analysis and communications, Nabi speaks at policy and academic forums and writes on behalf of the company in the international media and academic publications.

Nabi also manages clients’ projects related to Russia & CIS and Control Risks’ research and marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Nabi was the chief editor of The Moscow Times, an English-language daily newspaper in Russia, where he was a political and security writer for many years. He also headed the Foreign-Language Information Service at Russia’s major RIA Novosti news agency.

Nabi has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where he studied negotiation and conflict resolution. A native Russian speaker, he also has a degree in construction engineering from a Russian university.


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