PhD Candidate in Politics, University of Oxford
Liana Semchuk is a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College specializing in contemporary East European politics, and issues pertaining to post-Soviet economy, oligarchs, money laundering, and institutional corruption. Her PhD dissertation empirically explores the origins and causes of the Donbas conflict.
Jan 19, 2021 04:48 am UTC| Politics
Political commentators both inside Russia and around the world are comparing Alexei Navalnys return to Moscow with Vladimir Lenins sealed train journey from Switzerland to St Petersburg in April 1917. It was eight-day...
Oct 04, 2019 14:44 pm UTC| Insights & Views
As the war in eastern Ukraine drags into its sixth year, all the attempts to end it have so far failed. But in a significant development on October 1, Ukraines president, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced his provisional...
Apr 01, 2019 17:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Selling lethal weapons to Ukraine is the equivalent of pouring kerosene onto a flame. But ongoing hostilities between Ukraine and Russia including the Kerch strait crisis, which began late last year when Russia...