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Hurford Fellowship Papers

Papers by YGLN members written as part of the Hurford Fellowship programme.

The Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Next Generation program is a platform for empowering the new generation of stakeholders committed to transforming the Euro-Atlantic region into a more secure, inclusive, and cooperative space as outlined by the EASI Commission. The program seeks to facilitate the concrete recommendations of the commission and to achieve broader progress in building a framework for relations among Euro-Atlantic states that adheres to EASI’s promise of a security community that is whole, free, and at peace.

Each year, through a cooperative programme between the EASI and the Hurford Foundation, several individuals are named EASI-Hurford Next Generation Fellows. Drawn from the entire Euro-Atlantic space, these fellows are funded to complete an original piece of scholarship and organize a project that will promote their big idea.

The 2015-2016 EASI-Hurford Next Generation Fellows are:

  • Petri Hakkarainen
  • Pavel Kanevskiy
  • Rachel Sarah Salzman
  • Oleksiy Semeniy
  • Mikayel Zolyan

Following the merger of the Younger Generation Task Force on Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security and the EASI Next Generation Leaders Network to create the YGLN, the EASI-Hurford Next Generation Fellows have played a full role in the YGLN’s activities.

The papers submitted as a part of the fellowship programme are available below:

Preventing Escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Threats to Euro-Atlantic Security and Opportunities for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation – Mikayel Zolyan

Techno-Diplomacy for the Twenty-First Century: Lessons of US-Soviet Space Cooperation for US-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic – Rachel Salzman

A new stage of Russian-European relations through the lens of science, technology and innovation cooperation – Pavel Kanevskiy

A New Russian Ukraine Policy and the Future of Russian-Ukrainian Interdependency – Andrey Sushentsov

From a Security Community to a Post-Ukraine Uncertainty: Security Actors and Security Perceptions in Kazakhstan and Belarus – Vera Axyonova

Balancing Imbalances: Ukraine’s Geo-Economic Positioning in the East European Great Game – Henrik Larsen

When Do Reconciliation and Cooperation Matter? Polish-German lessons for the West and Russia – Bartosz Rydliński