Nicolas de Pedro is a research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), where he oversees work on the post-Soviet space and India. He co-heads the Uzbekistan Initiative, a research project jointly developed by CIDOB and the Central Asia Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. He is an associate professor at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies and a visiting professor at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty. Mr. Pedro has carried out fieldwork and traveled extensively throughout the Central Asian region and China. Additionally, he has participated in international electoral observation missions for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Russia (2011), Kyrgyzstan (2009, 2010), Tajikistan (2010), and Ukraine (2010, 2014). During the last ten years, Mr. Pedro has worked as an adviser or external evaluator for several EU-funded projects in Central Asia. He has given lectures on Central Asian issues in Almaty, Astana, Bishkek, Brussels, Istanbul, Kolkata, Stockholm, Tashkent, and Tokyo. He is the author of numerous publications on Central Asian politics and makes frequent appearances in Spain’s media.