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Katarina Kertysova is a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN) and a Global Fellow at Wilson Center. Her work at the ELN focuses on conventional arms control, Russia-West relations, Arctic security, and the climate-security nexus. Besides, 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. There, her research focused on the growing security dilemma in the European Arctic and the role regional organisations – namely the EU, NATO and the OSCE – can play in addressing Arctic security concerns. Katarina’s previous research experience includes work conducted for the UNDP, the Carnegie Moscow Centre, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP), and The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). After having obtained a degree in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, Katarina pursued Security Studies at Sciences Po Paris, and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). In addition to NATO 2030 Young Leaders, she is a member of the 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. Katarina speaks Slovak, English, French and Russian.
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European Leadership Network (ELN)
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NATO Young Leaders, NATO 2030: Embrace the change, guard the values, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), February 2021, Available at: https://www.nato.int/nato2030/young-leaders/.
Katarina Kertysova (2020) “Climate change in transatlantic relations: Prospects for bridging the EU-US climate divide,” in Simona Soare, Turning the tide: How to rescue the transatlantic relationship, EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).
Katarina Kertysova et al., “U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Germany: An Expert Analysis,” Kennan Institute, 4 August 2020, Available at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/us-troop-withdrawal-germany-expert-analysis.
Sherri Goodman and Katarina Kertysova (2020). The Nuclearisation of the Russian Arctic: New Reactors, New Risks, European Leadership Network (ELN), London.
Mathieu Boulegue and Katarina Kertysova (2020). “Arctic Development Reflects Russia’s Thorny Civil-Military Relations,” The Russia File blog, Kennan Institute, Washington D.C., Available at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/arctic-development-reflects-russias-thorny-civil-military-relations.
Katarina Kertysova (2020). “What are the main drivers behind Russia’s military build-up in the Arctic?” European Leadership Network (ELN), Available at: https://www.europeanleadershipnetwork.org/commentary/what-are-the-main-drivers-behind-russias-military-build-up-in-the-arctic/.
Katarina Kertysova (2019). “Artificial Intelligence and Disinformation: How AI changes the way disinformation is produced, disseminated and can be countered,” Security and Human Rights, 29:1-4, Leiden: Brill.
Michel Rademaker, Katarina Kertysova, Bart Schermers, Alen Hristov (2019). Planetary Security Initiative Briefing Note: Climate and Security Strategic Capability Game Takeaways, Clingendael Institute, The Hague.
Katarina Kertysova, Erik Frinking, Gabriella Gricius (2019). Understanding the Strategic and Technical Significance of Technology for Security: The Case of Data Diodes for Cybersecurity, The Hague Security Delta (HSD), The Hague.
Katarina Kertysova, “Čaputová’s triumph not yet a victory for Slovak liberalism,” EUobserver, 16 April 2019, Available at: https://euobserver.com/opinion/144653.
Katarina Kertysova, “Slovakia viser vei for et liberalt Europa,” Liberal.no, 5 April 2019, Available at: https://www.liberal.no/artikler/2019/kertysova-slovakia-liberal-europa.
Katarina Kertysova, Michel Rademaker, Tim Sweijs (2019). The Role of Strategic Communications in Enhancing Resilience and Stability in the EU’s South-Eastern Neighbourhood, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague.
Eric Wilms, Lotte de Jong, Katarina Kertysova, Frank Bekkers, Karlijn Jans (2018). European Defence Fund: Challenges and Opportunities for Dutch Participation, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague.
Katarina Kertysova, Gabriella Gricius, “November Elections in Eastern Ukraine Unlikely to Bring Major Change,” Global Security Review, 10 November 2018, Available at: https://globalsecurityreview.com/november-elections-donetsk-luhansk-ukraine-unlikely-change-russia/.
Katarina Kertysova, “Know Your Enemy: How dismissal of MGIMO graduates weakens Poland’s knowledge base on Russia,” EUobserver, 26 October 2018, Available at: https://euobserver.com/opinion/143134.
Willem Oosterveld, Eric Wilms, Katarina Kertysova (2018). The Belt and Road Initiative Looks East: Political Implications of China’s Economic Forays in the Caribbean and the South Pacific, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague.
Katarina Kertysova (2018). “The EU Considers a New Approach to Confront Disinformation Online,” World Politics Review, 4 June 2018.
Katarina Kertysova, Erik Frinking, Koen van den Dool, Aleksandar Maričić, Kumar Bhattacharyya (2018). Cybersecurity: Ensuring awareness and resilience of the private sector across Europe in face of mounting cyber risks, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels.
Katarina Kertysova, “Európsky prístup k dezinformáciám na internete: Kto má niesť zodpovednosť?” Euractiv.sk, 7 May 2018, Available at: https://euractiv.sk/section/digitalizacia/opinion/europsky-pristup-k-dezinformaciam-na-internete-kto-ma-niest-zodpovednost/
Tim Sweijs, Hugo van Manen, Katarina Kertysova, Frank Bekkers (2018). Flow Security and Dutch Defense and Security Policies, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague.
Sijbren de Jong, Tim Sweijs, Katarina Kertysova, Roel Bos (2017). Inside the Kremlin House of Mirrors: How Liberal Democracies Can Counter Russian Disinformation and Societal Interference, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague.
Katarina Kertysova, Hugo van Manen, Michel Rademaker, Roel Bos, Sijbren de Jong (2017). “Policy Paper: Energy Transition and Demand for Raw Materials,” The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague.
Katarina Kertysova (2016). “CIEP Briefing Paper on the 2015 Climate Negotiations: Interpreting Paris,” Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP), The Hague.
Milan Nič and Katarina Kertysova (2016). “Between non-recognition and constructive engagement: The roots and limitations of Slovakia’s position on Kosovo,” The GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava.
Willem Oosterveld, Ludy de Vos and Katarina Kertysova (2015). Future Force Conference Report 2015: Engaging uncertainty through shock-resistant partnerships, Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands, The Hague.
Willem Oosterveld, Sijbren de Jong, Katarina Kertysova, Ihor Ilko, and Juncal Fdez-Garayzabal Gonzalez, “Words Speak Louder Than Guns,” EUobserver, 23 April 2015, Available at: https://euobserver.com/opinion/128422
Sijbren de Jong, Willem Oosterveld, Artur Usanov, Katarina Kertysova, Ihor Ilko and Juncal Fdez-Garayzabal Gonzalez (2015). Beyond the Cold War of Words: How Online Media Can Make a Difference in the Post-Soviet Space, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), The Hague.
Sijbren de Jong, Cyril Widdershoven, Katarina Kertysova, Willem Auping and Vesela Miladinova (2015). “Running Out of Gas: Natural Gas Diversification Efforts in the EU Neighbourhood,” Oil, Gas & Energy Law Journal (OGEL), No. 6 (2015).
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