Experts & Staff

Pavel Slunkin

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Belarus domestic and foreign policy issues, relations with Russia and the European Union

Languages

Belarusian, Russian, English, Spanish. Swedish and Polish (both basic level)

Biography

Pavel Slunkin is a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He works on Belarus-related issues: its domestic and foreign policy, relations with Russia, the European Union, and the United States.

Prior to joining ECFR he worked for the foreign ministry of Belarus. Slunkin participated in Minsk talks on Ukraine preparation and worked as political analyst at the embassy of Belarus in Lithuania.

Slunkin holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the Belarusian State University and is an alumnus of several programmes by Clingendael Institute of International Relations (the Netherlands), Wake Forest University (US), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Germany).

Belarus’s creature of crisis: Two heads, one body

A year on from the falsified presidential election, two Belaruses now occupy the international arena. Neither the West nor Russia will be able to change this reality, but each will have to learn to live with both.

Glass half full: The EU’s policy on Belarus

The current renaissance of civil society in Belarus has been possible thanks to, among other things, the development of the EU’s dialogue with the country in recent years

Articles

Belarus’s creature of crisis: Two heads, one body

A year on from the falsified presidential election, two Belaruses now occupy the international arena. Neither the West nor Russia will be able to change this reality, but each will have to learn to live with both.

Glass half full: The EU’s policy on Belarus

The current renaissance of civil society in Belarus has been possible thanks to, among other things, the development of the EU’s dialogue with the country in recent years

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