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

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".

Who are the contenders in the Ukraine elections? (Commentary)

by Andrew Wilson - 20th October, 2014

Ukraine's parliamentary elections are set for 26 October and the president's party is unlikely to win the seats to govern alone.

Ukraine's fragile ceasefire (Blog)

by Andrew Wilson - 09th October, 2014

The first of four posts in the run-up to the Ukrainian elections on 26 October, where nothing less than the size, shape, strength and viability of the Ukrainian state itself is at stake. 

Andrew Wilson on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine (Blog)

by Andrew Wilson - 01st October, 2014


Andrew Wilson on "Ukraine crisis: what it means for the West"

Ukraine crisis: what it means for the West (Commentary)

by Andrew Wilson - 01st October, 2014

An extract from Andrew Wilson's latest book.


ECFR reports: Andrew Wilson on the Ukraine crisis (Podcast)

01st October, 2014

ECFR's Andrew Wilson, the author of "Ukraine crisis: What it means for the West", explains the dynamics behind what has happened in Ukraine, and what is likely to happen next.

Real referenda: Putin's worst nightmare (Blog)

by Andrew Wilson - 22nd September, 2014


The unintentional hilarity of Russian comments on the Scottish referendum - and what it reveals.

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