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Katarina Kertysova

George F. Kennan Fellow

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Policy Fellow, European Leadership Network (ELN)
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Katarina Kertysova is a policy fellow with the European Leadership Network (ELN) in London and a former George F. Kennan Fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center.

Wilson Center Projects

Russia’s militarization of the Arctic: What role can the EU, NATO, and the OSCE play in addressing the growing security dilemma in the Far North?

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Katarina Kertysova is a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN) in London. She holds a degree in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, after which she pursued security studies at Sciences Po Paris and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Her research experience includes work conducted for the UNDP, the Carnegie Moscow Centre, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, the Clingendael Institute, and The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. Katarina’s research interests include Russia-West relations, security challenges in the shared neighbourhood, conflict prevention in the context of hybrid and asymmetric threats, electoral interference and information operations. Geographically, Katarina specialises in Eastern Europe, the post-Soviet space, the Western Balkans and the Arctic. Her work has been published in outlets such as EUobserver, Euractiv, and the World Politics Review. As a member of the Core Group of Experts of the OSCE Perspectives 20-30 initiative, Katarina also contributes to research focusing on new technologies and the risks they pose to human rights and political processes across the OSCE area.