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Andrew Wilson

Senior Policy Fellow

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, some Belarusian, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Ukraine, comparative politics of democratisation in the post-Soviet states, political technology

Andrew Wilson is a senior policy fellow at ECFR.

He is a permanent Reader in Ukrainian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

He has published widely on the politics and culture of the European neighbourhood, particularly on Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, and on the comparative politics of democratisation in the post-Soviet states, especially its corruption by “political technology”. His recent books include Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship (2011) and Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (2005).

He is a frequent contributor to global media debates on Russia and Ukraine and his views and commentary have appeared in outlets such as the Independent on Sunday, Al Jazeera, the Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe EconomistThe Guardian, and the South China Morning Post


Latest from Andrew Wilson


Ukraine’s economic pressures (Commentary)

by Andrew Wilson - 27th April, 2015

Russia’s aim is to create a dysfunctional Ukraine, and it will continue using economic means as much as military attacks.

Make Russia Share the World Cup with Ukraine (Commentary)

by Andrew Wilson - 27th March, 2015

It's time to start thinking about the pitfalls of the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Cover: European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015

The modus operandi of Putin’s Russia (Commentary)

by Andrew Wilson - 18th December, 2014

To understand Russia’s actions in Ukraine, we need to understand the nature of Russia’s agenda and how it is pursued.

Cover: What will happen with Eastern Ukraine?

What will happen with Eastern Ukraine?

by Kadri Liik & Andrew Wilson - 05th December, 2014

The situation in eastern Ukraine is only a temporary stalemate.

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Ukraine's new government (Commentary)

by Andrew Wilson - 05th December, 2014

Ukraine finally has a new government, but fighting in the east is continuing and the economy is near collapse.

Ukraine’s elections: Escaping politics as usual? (Explainer)

by Andrew Wilson - 31st October, 2014

The Ukrainian parliamentary elections on 26 October seem to have resulted in at least a partial reboot of the political system.

Explaining the Ukraine vote (Explainer)

by Andrew Wilson - 30th October, 2014

Although turnout was low in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, the results show Ukrainians want an end to "politics as usual".


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