Umida Hashimova is an Associate Research Analyst in the Strategic Studies division of CNA. She has over eight years of experience in project management and research/analysis on the Eurasia region. Umida is a scholar on Central Asia’s current affairs and a frequent contributor to the Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily. She is able to call upon her skills in the Russian, English and Uzbek languages in order to thoroughly research and cross-check sources for analytical pieces, assuring an objective result. Previously, Umida worked for a trade association in Washington, D.C., where she managed USAID-funded projects on energy regulation in Eurasia. In her native Uzbekistan, Umida worked for United Nations agencies on economic, illicit drugs, and crime issues. Umida recently received her Master in Public Policy concentrating on International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. The Russian and Uzbek languages are Ms. Hashimova’s native languages.