Dr. Anton Shekhovtsov is Director of the Centre for Democratic Integrity (Austria), Visiting Professor at the Department of International Relations of the Central European University (Austria), and Associated Researcher at the Research Center for the History of Transformations at the University of Vienna (Austria). He holds a PhD from University College London (UK). He is the author of the Russian language book New Radical Right-Wing Parties in European Democracies (2011) and the book Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir (2017). His new book, Russian Political Warfare, is planned to appear later in October 2023. Shekhovtsov also published numerous op-eds in international media, and several academic articles in Journal of Democracy, Russian Politics and Law, Europe-Asia Studies, Nationalities Papers, and Patterns of Prejudice, among others.