Oksana Antonenko is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economic 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.
In 2011-2016 Ms. Antonenko was a Senior Political Counsellor at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She delivered assessments of political trends and governance in Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Slovakia and Hungary for EBRD’s Senior Management and the Board.
In 1996-2011 Oksana was a Senior Fellow and Programme Director for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She published extensively on regional security topics including Russia’s relations with the EU and NATO, arms control issues, protracted conflicts in Eurasia, energy security and regional cooperation in the Black Sea area.