Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
Her current research focuses on political economy of illiberal democracies. She is also working on developing methodology for assessing long term political risks for international investors associated with rising populism, weak institutions and governance failures. Her regional expertise covers Russia, Turkey, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
She was a Senior Political Counsellor at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (2011–2016). She delivered assessments of political trends and governance in Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Slovakia and Hungary for EBRD’s Senior Management and the Board.
Oksana Antonenko was a Senior Fellow and Programme Director for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (1996–2011). She published extensively on regional security topics including Russia’s relations with the EU and NATO, arms control issues, protracted conflicts in South Caucasus, energy security and regional cooperation in the Black Sea area.