Experts & Staff

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


ECFR’s World in 30 Minutes: Riga Summit (Podcast)

18th May, 2015

ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to Ian Bond, director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, and ECFR Senior Policy Fellow’s Kadri Liik and Andrew Wilson. They take a look at the Eastern Partnership summit, which will take place in Riga on the 20th and 21st May 2015, and whether we can expect any major changes.


The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Prof. Serhii Plokhy

Putin’s Kleptocracy – Who Owns Russia? By Karen Dawisha

Frozen: The politics and economics of sanctions against Russia by Ian Bond, Christian Odendahl and Jennifer Rankin

The next battle for Ukraine series by Gustav Grassel, Kadri Liik and Andrew Wilson

Cover: What does Ukraine think?

What does Ukraine think?

by Andrew Wilson (editor) - 18th May, 2015

Ukrainian experts on war, politics and national identity.

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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.

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