I am interested in the European Union politics towards CIS, European enlargement and its impact on Western CIS and Russia, and democratization of the CIS region. Russia's domestic and foreign policies are also among my academic interests. In my PhD dissertation I focus on the questions how and to what extent foreign policies of Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus are conditioned by their neighbors, the EU and Russia, having distinctive agendas towards their common neighborhood. Ethnic conflicts in Georgia (South Ossetia and Abkhazia) and Moldova (Transnistria), as well as conflict resolution, are other issues of interest.
Supervisors: Dr D Phinnemore, Dr R A Harmsen