Anton Shekhovtsov is director of the Centre for Democratic Integrity (Austria), visiting professor at the Department of International Relations of the Central European University (Austria), and associated researcher at the Research Centre for the History of Transformations at the University of Vienna (Austria). He holds a PhD from University College London (UK). He is the author of the books New Radical Right-Wing Parties in European Democracies (2011), Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir (2017), and Russian Political Warfare (2023). Shekhovtsov also published numerous op-eds in international media and several academic articles in the Journal of Democracy, Russian Politics and Law, Europe-Asia Studies, Nationalities Papers, Patterns of Prejudice, and Osteuropa, among others.