Katia Glod

Fellow, Russia

Katia Glod is a nonresident 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

A Nation in Chains: Belarus One Year On Understandably, the opposition hopes that international pressure will help to bring down the regime. But the reality is that Belarus must free itself.
Lithuanian Border migrants Lukashenka Makes a Weapon of the World’s Poor Aliaksandr Lukashenka is shipping developing world migrants to the borders of his EU enemies.
EU Sanctions Belarus but Still Lacks a Strategy The EU has managed to overcome disagreements and demonstrated unity in its decisions on Belarus
Lukashenka’s Plane Hijack — Time to Take the Gloves Off Lukashenka is waging a war to retain power at any cost
Belarus’s Neglected Economy May Yet Bite Lukashenka’s Regime The weaker the Belarusian economy grows, the more political difficulties Lukashenka will have to contend with.
Brutality in Belarus: The UN’s Action Needs Support Laying the groundwork for holding authorities to account