Katia Glod

Fellow, Russia

Katia Glod is a Non-resident fellow with CEPA’s Russia program. Glod is an independent analyst and political risk consultant based in London. She advises on the politics and economics of former Soviet countries. Glod worked as the Belarus consultant for the European Endowment for Democracy in Minsk. She also worked as an election observer and analyst for the OSCE in countries such as Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Albania, and North Macedonia. Earlier Glod was a Robert Bosch Academy Fellow on the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House in London. She managed research projects on labor migration and public attitudes for the Eurasian Development Bank in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Glod’s research interests include democratization and authoritarianism in the former Soviet countries; the development of civil society; the EU’s Eastern Partnership; Russia’s policy towards former Soviet countries; and energy markets in former Soviet countries.

Glod holds a Master’s degree in European Politics from Sussex University, and a BA in Humanities from the University of North Dakota.

Written by Katia Glod

blank Belarus Mourns for Better Times Belarus is mourning the death of its first head of state, who perestroika brought into politics and who continued to educate until the end of his life.
blank Belarus: The Mother, the Banker, the Flutist, and the Diplomat Eventually, dictatorships fail and new leaders emerge. The battle-scarred Belarusian democrats are likely to form part of a post-Lukashenka government.
Photo: A woman walks out of a voting booth at a polling station during a presidential election in the village of Kosmach in Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Ukraine March 31, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Russian Borderlands and the Summit for Democracy The meeting must be much more than a sermon on the virtues of democracy if it’s to resonate with insecure countries in a tough neighborhood.
blank Bloodied But Unbowed: Belarusian Opposition Fights On Though the opposition to the current regime in Belarus faces a long struggle with many challenges ahead, its supporters show no signs of quitting
blank Lukashenka’s Pliant Parliament Pledges New Repression The measures effectively remove the chance to vote for anti-regime candidates
Photo: SOCHI, RUSSIA - MAY 29, 2021: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a boat ride off Russia's Black Sea coast. Credit: Sergei Ilyin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS Belarus Slowly Succumbs to the Bear Hug Belarusian resistance to Russia’s demands for union is diminishing as a heavily sanctioned Lukashenka pleads for help