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Dr Asya Kudlenko

Dr Asya Kudlenko

Research Fellow

 Asya dot Kudlenko at warwick dot ac dot uk

  R2.09, Ramphal Building, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Biography

Dr Asya Kudlenko joined IGSD as a Research Fellow in May 2022.

Asya specialises in societal resilience and security of Wider Europe, with the geographic focus on Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Ukraine and Belarus) and the Western Balkans. She has an International Masters in Russian and Central Eastern European Studies from the University of Glasgow and Jagiellonian University in Krakow and holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Canterbury Christ Church University. She is interested in the study of security sector reform, peace-building, security governance and the EU as a security actor.

Previously, Dr Kudlenko worked as a Research Fellow for the Oxford Belarus Observatory, as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for the GCRF COMPASS project at the University of Kent and as an ERC Project Coordinator at SOAS University of London. She also has extensive experience of engaging with the non-governmental and governmental sectors as she worked in British Council Ukraine, the Inter-Parliamentary Liaison Office at the Parliament of Ukraine and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Anastasiia’s first monograph “Security in Times of Complexity: The EU and Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans, 1991-2013” (2022) is forthcoming with Ibidem Verlag. She is also Co-editor of the upcoming book “Belarus in XXI century”, with Professor Elena Korosteleva and Dr Irina Petrova.

Asya studied on the Erasmus Mundus International Master’s Programme in Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies at the University of Glasgow and obtained a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU).

In October 2022, Asya will take up a new role as Research Fellow on Professor Korosteleva's new €3,007,895 Horizon Europe project (SHAPEDEM_EU), which was co-developed with European colleagues, under the leadership of Professor Andrea Gawrich at JLU Giessen University, Germany. She will undertake research in support of a work package to redefine the theory and practice of democracy in the developing countries of the EU’s neighbourhoods.

Research Interests
  • the EU as an international actor
  • security sector reform as a means of post-conflict state- and peacebuilding
  • counter-terrorism
  • the concepts of resilience and governance (especially security and informal governance) and regional orders.
  • Understanding communities through the lens of resilience: Ukraine and Belarus compared (CORE) (£30,000; University of Warwick Participatory Research Fund; 2022; Research Fellow)
  • Global Challenges Research Fund UKRI (ES/PO10849/1; £4mln; 2017-21; Post-doctoral Research Assistant) COMPASS, an interdisciplinary capacity-building project to explore adaptive governance, change & resilience in Eastern Europe & Central Asia. The project was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) International Collaboration Award 2021.
  • Oxford Belarus Observatory, University of Oxford (Research Fellow)

Anastasiia’s first monograph “Security in Times of Complexity: The EU and Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans, 1991-2013” (2022) is forthcoming with Ibidem Verlag. She is also Co-editor of the upcoming book “Belarus in XXI century”, with Professor Elena Korosteleva and Dr Irina Petrova.

Kudlenko, A (2020) Book review. Sonja Stojanović Gajić / Filip Ejdus, eds, Security Community Practices in the Western Balkans. Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society, 68(2), pp. 286-288.

Kudlenko, A. (2019) The Western Balkan Counter-Terrorism Initiative (WBCTi) and Capability of the EU as a Counter-Terrorism Actor. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2019.1652148

Kudlenko, A. (2017) Security Sector Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A Case Study of the Europeanization of the Western Balkans. Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society, 65(1), pp. 56-76.

Keil, S. and Kudlenko, A. (2015) Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 Years after Dayton: Complexity Born of Paradoxes. International Peacekeeping, 22(5), pp. 471-489.

Kudlenko, A. (2015) From Colour Revolutions to the Arab Spring: The Role of Civil Society in Democracy Building and Transition Processes. Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 23(2-3), pp. 167-179.

Kudlenko, A. (2014) The EU Attempts at Increasing the Efficiency of its Democratization Efforts in the Mediterranean Region in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring in M. C. Pinto (ed.) Thinking Out of the Box: Devising New European Policies to Face the Arab Spring. Lisbon, pp. 53-61.