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

Photo: MINSK, BELARUS - OCTOBER 11, 2020: A riot police officer detains a participant in the March of Pride opposition event. Mass protests against the presidential election results have been occurring in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since August 9. According to the Belarusian Central Election Commission, incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko won by landslide with 80.1% of votes polled. Runner-up candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya who polled 10.12% refused to accept the election results and became one of the founders of the Belarusian opposition's Coordination Council. Subsequent rallies rapidly escalated into violent clashes with the police. Opposition activists call for further protest events, whereas the authorities demand to end them. Credit: Natalia Fedosenko/TASS. Traffic Slowdowns and Eye-Catching Symbols It's time for new ideas from the Belarusian Opposition
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