Areas of Expertise

  • Foreign and security policy of the Russian Federation
  • German-Russian relations
  • Moldova


German, Russian, English

Sarah Pagung has been DGAP associate fellow since February 2019. Her research focuses on Russian foreign and information policies and on Moldova. Until December 2018, Pagung worked as a program officer for the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, where she managed the discussion group on Russia and the Eastern Partnership as well as the joint project “A New Western Ostpolitik” with Johns Hopkins University. From 2013 to 2015, she worked in the project team of the Carl Friedrich Goerdeler Kolleg.

Pagung is currently working on a doctorate on the impact of Russian propaganda and information policy on Germany at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she studied political science. She is also an adjunct lecturer there and serves as a seminar facilitator for various formats relating to European foreign policy and Eastern Europe. From 2012 to 2013, she worked in youth and adult education in Saint Petersburg on behalf of the European Voluntary Service’s German-Russian exchange program.


The EU in Action III: Russia

With chances for European-Russian cooperation slim, containment must remain the focus of the EU’s policy vis-à-vis Moscow.  

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