Maria Shagina is a Researcher at the Geneva International Sanctions Network (GISN). Maria received a joint PhD degree in Political Science from the University of Lucerne and the University of Zurich (NCCR Democracy). Her PhD dissertation focused on the Europeanisation of party politics in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine and international aid assistance to political parties. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Maria spent 9 months as a PhD visiting fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham. In 2012, she was a recipient of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for her research stay at the Institute of Political Science (University of Bern).
Content by Maria Shagina
Following the US Senate’s moves to expand and he EU’s decision to renew sanctions against Russia, Maria Shagina shows how and why Europe divides on the issue.