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Katarina Kertysova

Policy Fellow

Katarina Kertysova is a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN) and a Wilson Center Global Fellow. Her work at the ELN focuses on conventional arms control, Russia-West relations, Arctic security, and climate-nuclear nexus. In addition, she coordinates and supports the ELN’s Contact Group on Russia-West Relations

Katarina recently completed the George F. Kennan Fellowship at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, where her research focused on the growing security dilemma in the European Arctic. Katarina’s previous research experience includes work conducted for the UNDP, the Carnegie Moscow Centre, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, the Clingendael Institute, and The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.

Katarina holds a degree in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, after which she pursued security studies at Sciences Po Paris, and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

She is a member of the NATO 2030 Young Leaders cohort, Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN), FES-initiated FLEET network, the Core Group of Experts of the OSCE Perspectives 20-30 initiative, the GLOBSEC Young Leaders, and the Warsaw Security Forum New Security Leaders networks.

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