Taras Kuzio has also served as Head of Mission of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Geopolitics, History, and International Relations and Demokratizatsiya and the author and editor of fifteen books, including Commissars into Oligarchs. A Contemporary History of Ukraine (forthcoming 2014), Open Ukraine. Changing Course towards a European Future (2011), Democratic Revolution in Ukraine (2011), From Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution (2009) and Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism (2007). He has authored five think tank monographs, including The Crimea: Europe's Next Flashpoint? (2010) and EU and Ukraine: a turning point in 2004? (2003) and guest edited six special issues of Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, East European Politics and Society, Nationalities Papers and Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. Taras Kuzio received a BA in Economics from the University of Sussex, an MA in Soviet and Eastern European Studies from the University of London and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Birmingham, England. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Yale University.