Jana Kobzova is ECFR's Wider Europe Programme co-ordinator and Policy Fellow. She covers the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours including Russia, works on increasing ECFR's profile in this area and expanding the programme's activities. Before joining ECFR, Jana headed the Belarus democratisation programme at the Bratislava-based Pontis Foundation between 2006 and 2009. Before that, she helped establish the Slovak branch of the European webzine ‘Café Babel'.
She studied Russia and Central Asia studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London and political science at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her research interests include the EU’s foreign policy towards the Eastern partnership countries and Russia, Central Asia and democratization in the post-Soviet space. Jana has co-authored several book chapters on Eastern Europe (most recent include ‘The GreatPower (mis)Management’, 2011, and ‘Bruselenie valasiek’ [on Slovakia’s new foreign policy], 2010) as well as articles on the same topic for various academic journals and media outlets, including EUObserver, E!Sharp orGeorgetown Journal of International Affairs.
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Georgia’s bumpy transition: How the EU can help, ECFR policy memo (April 2013)
European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2013, ECFR policy report (January 2013, co-author of the Russia and Wider Europe chapters)
Can the Eastern Partnership work? European View: Volume 11, Issue 2 (2012)
Should Central Europe worry about Putin's return to the Kremlin? Policy Brief for Europeum (October 2012)
Russia and the West after Putin's comeback Policy brief for the Slovak Atlantic Commission (September 2012, co-author)
The EU and Azerbaijan: Beyond oil ECFR Policy memo (May 2012, co-author)
European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2012, ECFR policy report (February 2012, co-author of the Russia and Wider Europe chapters)
Belarus - What Now and for How Long? Slovak Foreign Policy Magazine (“Zahranicna politika” ) (Jauary 2012, author)
Dealing with a post-BRIC Russia, ECFR policy report (November 2011, co-author with Nicu Popescu and Ben Judah)
How to Influence Neighbors IP Global (August 2011, co-author)
European Neighbourhood Policy: Addressing myths, narrowing focus, improving implementation, Centre for European Studies policy brief (May 2011, co-author)
European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2010, ECFR policy report (March 2011, co-author of the Russia chapter)
The EU and Belarus: After the election ECFR policy report (January 2011, co-author)
The Spectre of a Multipolar Europe ECFR policy report (October 2010, co-author)
Anthony Dworkin comments on Obama's move towards increased transparency around drone strikes.
Hans Kundnani comments on the benefits that both China and Germany expect to gain from their emerging…
Hans Kundnani is quoted on the reciprocal relationship between China and Germany.