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Katia Glod

Policy Fellow

Katia Glod is Russia-West Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (London). She is also a non-resident fellow at the Centre for European Policy Analysis (Washington), where she covers Belarus.

Glod worked as a consultant for Amnesty International and the European Endowment for Democracy, focusing on Belarus. 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, and a research project manager at the Centre for Integration Studies in St Petersburg.

Glod’s research interests include human rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; West’s relations with Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Central Asia and South Caucasus; internal political and social dynamics in these countries, their political economy and relations with Russia and the West.

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

Content by Katia Glod


Europe’s dark future: How might a protracted conflict between Russia and Ukraine affect Europe?

As the situation on the battlefield has changed in recent months to the detriment of Ukraine, a “prolonged war” where there is no decisive military victory on either side is the most likely scenario, writes ELN Policy Fellow Katia Glod. Based on a scenario-building workshop with experts from Ukraine, Russia, and wider Europe, she outlines what implications this could have for Europe and how the EU and UK can prepare for it.

3 May 2024 | Katia Glod

Be careful what you wish for: Russia wants to share nuclear weapons with Belarus

The deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus would increase nuclear risks and undermine key nonproliferation norms, but it would not alter the strategic balance in Europe. For Russia, sharing nuclear weapons with Belarus might well backfire politically. NATO countries should therefore resist the impulse to up the nuclear ante.

6 April 2023 | Katia Glod and Oliver Meier