Yuval Weber has been living and working in Moscow, Russia since 2012 prior to moving to Harvard University's Department of Government to teach courses in the politics and economics of Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.I am a Visiting Associate Professor in the Government Department at Harvard University and a Kathryn W. and Shelby Davis Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. I am also an Assistant Professor at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics in the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs in Moscow, Russia, where I moved in 2012 as a Boren Fellow to conduct dissertation research. I completed my PhD in the Department of Government at the University of Texas, where I defended the dissertation “Petropolitics and Foreign Policy: Fiscal and Institutional Origins of Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy, 1964-2012” in August 2014. I have also served as a researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center and New Economic School in Moscow, and previously earned a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago.During that research and in the subsequent years I've acquired historical background, contemporary expertise, and numerous connections on Russian foreign policy, foreign economic policy, energy policy, domestic politics and relations with the former Soviet republics. Most relevant to business clients, whether short-term oriented like hedge funds or long-term oriented like equities, I can help you navigate the opportunities and opaqueness of the Russian business environment.