Alain Délétroz is Executive-in-Residence in Geneva Centre for Security Policy and former Vice-President for International Crisis Group. A Swiss and French national, his areas of expertise include the Andean countries and Brazil; Russia, North/South Caucasus, and Central Asia; EU external action; West Africa; the Great Lakes and the Sudans. He has an experience of more than twenty years of work in conflict regions or in countries under strong political tensions. At the International Crisis Group he authored a series of articles on almost all the conflicts covered by this organization. He has authored and edited several books, from a monograph on Carabaya province – Peru, to Russian text books, a guide to Quecha grammar and an essay on Russia in 2014. Mr Délétroz holds a Masters from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, as well as degrees in cultural anthropology, sociology of organizations, and Russian studies from Paris IV and V – Sorbonne, and in Quecha language from the Institut National des Langues Orientales.