Olena Snigyr

Senior Fellow - Eurasia Program

Olena Snigyr is a Senior Fellow in the Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. Her research topic is “Russian strategic narratives of a full-scale war with Ukraine.” Until May 2022, she was responsible for communication and international cooperation of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance. From 2001 to 2017 Olena was working at the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine (NISS). Headed the Foreign Policy Department in NISS from 2008-2011 and the Sector of Europe in the Foreign Policy Department from 2011-2013. From 2015-2017 she was a chief consultant in the Research Center for Russian Federation Problems in NISS. Later, from 2018-2019, she worked as a leading specialist in the Center for International Studies at Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine. Her most recent publications include analysis of Russia’s foreign policy, specifically its interventionism and undisclosed methods of influence, the role of historical memory in Russian foreign policy, security issues in Europe, the latest developments in Ukrainian foreign policy, and perspectives on the development of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.