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Dr. Alla Leukavets is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Leipzig in Germany and a Policy Analyst at the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies in Minsk, Belarus. She holds a PhD in political science from Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences and has recently finished a post-doc programme in electoral studies at the University of Tartu. In addition, she has completed several traineeships, inter alia, at the European Parliament in Brussels and the UK Parliament in London. Dr. Leukavets specializes in the domestic and foreign policy of Belarus and other Eastern Partnership countries, the process of Eurasian integration, and energy relations between Russia and the European Union. Her research interests also include elections in non-democratic regimes, theories of regime change and democratization.
Post-doctoral researcher in electoral studies
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University of Leipzig
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Leukavets, Alla (2021). Russia’s game in Belarus: 2020 presidential elections as a checkmate for Lukashenka? New Perspectives, First Published online January 27, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1177/2336825X20984337.
Leukavets, Alla (2020). Election observation of the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus: main actors, electoral manipulations and lessons for the future. Policy Paper for the Blog on Electoral Malpractice, Cybersecurity and Political Consequences in Russia and beyond, Aleksanteri Institute, available at: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/elmarb-project/2020/10/09/election-observation-of-the-2020-presidential-elections-in-belarus-main-actors-electoral-manipulations-and-lessons-for-the-future/.
Leukavets, Alla (2020). Belarus: COVID-19 as a trigger of democratization? PONARS Eurasia Commentary, available at: https://www.ponarseurasia.org/node/10835.
Leukavets, Alla (2020). Facilitating Cooperation in a World of Uncertainty. Minsk Dialogue Council on International and GCRF-Compass Policy Paper, pp.1-18.
Graef, Alexander; Leukavets, Alla; Gussarova, Anna and Paikin, Zachary (2020). The role of external powers (China and the USA) in constructing Responsible Europe. Vienna: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Leukavets, Alla and Halubnichy, Dzmitry (2020). Strong agency of the states-in-between as a building block for constructing a “Responsible Europe”. Vienna: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Leukavets, Alla (2019). A comparative analysis of Belarus’ and Ukraine’s integration policies through the prism of a two-level game approach, pp. 67-87. In: Prajakti Kalra and Eske van Gils (eds.) “Governance, Resilience and Order: Eurasia and beyond, under the pressure of global and regional change”. GCRF GCDC Training School 2019. Canterbury: University of Kent.
Fix, Liana; Gawrich, Andrea; Kakachia, Kornely, Leukavets, Alla (2019). Out of the Shadow? Georgia as the Emerging Crucial Case in the EU’s Eastern Partnership. Caucasus Survey 7(1), pp.1-24.
Axyonova, Vera; Victoria Bucataru; Alexander Graef; Dzmitry Halubnichy; Alla Leukavets and Julia Wanninger (2018). From Conflict to Engagement: Threat Perceptions in the OSCE Area. Vienna: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Leukavets, Alla (2017). Belarusian domestic politics and its influence on foreign policy. In: Andis Kudors (ed.) “Belarusian foreign policy 360 degrees”, Riga: University of Latvia Press, pp.27-45.
Leukavets, Alla (2017). Belarus–Russia Relations in 2017: Behind the Curtain of the Long-lasting Drama, Russian Analytical Digest, Nr. 206, 12 September 2017.
Leukavets, Alla (2016). Machtgruppen in der belarussischen Politik, Belarus-Analysen Nr. 29, 20 December 2016.
Leukavets, Alla (2015). The Bumpy Road Towards the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The Politics of Two-level Games. In: Evgeniya Bakalova (ed.), Ukraine. Krisen. Perspektiven, Berlin: WVB, pp.215-235.
Leukavets, Alla (2015). Belarus coming out of political isolation: mission (im)possible?, Belarus Analyzen, Nr. 23, 19 October 2015.
Leukavets, Alla (2013). European Parliament’s Work On Belarus: An Insider’s Perspective, Belarus Digest, 5 November 2013, available online at: http://belarusdigest.com/story/european-parliament%E2%80%99s-work-belarus-insider%E2%80%99s-perspective-16063
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