Neil Hauer

Specialist in Russia-Syria, Caucasus

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Tbilisi, Georgia
Afternoons, Mon-Fri


Neil Hauer is Senior Intelligence Analyst at The SecDev Group in Ottawa, Canada. A former Russia resident, Neil holds a master’s degree in Russian and Eurasian Studies and has appeared in outlets including the BBC, CTV, and Foreign Policy. He focuses on Russian activity in Syria and violent conflict in the Caucasus. Neil has spent significant time in the Caucasus, including visits to Chechnya and other North Caucasian republics, and is presently based out of Tbilisi, Georgia.

Neil's expertise is ideally suited to clients looking to navigate political and security risks in Syria, Russia, and the Caucasus. He has previously assisted clients with business interests in Russia's North Caucasus region, including Chechnya and Dagestan, as well as clients with interests in Syria's oil sector and political trends in Georgia and Armenia. Soon to be based in the region, he can provide on-the-ground assessments on developments affecting local and regional stability with the most up-to-date information available.