Historian, political scientist and specialist on Russia-affairs. He defended his Ph.D. in Modern History in 2008 at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Between 2007 and 2014 he worked at the former Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, as well as at the Center for Strategic and Defense Studies. In 2014-2016 he was Senior Research Fellow of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. Since his return to Hungary he has been Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Besides, he is Non-Resident Research Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute operating in Tallinn. His fields of expertise are the security and defense policy issues of the post-Soviet region, as well as relations of Russia and Central-Europe. His most important works include the book ‘Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine: Breaking the Enemy’s Ability to Resist’, published in Helsinki in 2015, and a collection of studies titled ‘Fog of Falsehood: Russian Strategy of Deception and the Conflict in Ukraine’, co-edited with Katri Pynnöniemi, published in 2016.