Danila specializes in Eurasia energy and natural resources issues with a particular focus on the Arctic, Caspian and natural gas.
He studied international relations, history and political economy in Paris, London and Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia).
He has several post-graduate qualifications in international relations, including a PhD.
Danila is the author of a number of academic publications and policy papers, and regularly contributes to international media and policy debates on EU, Russian and Eurasian energy, security and foreign policy.
He also holds an energy fellowship with EastWest Institute’s Global Security team. Before joining EWI, Danila was an Inbev scholar for EU-Russia relations at the Louvain-la Neuve and Leuven universities in Belgium.
He also worked on China and Central Asia affairs at the European Parliament and frequently advised private sector companies and international institutions.