Vadzim Smok

IMG_7229Vadzim holds BA in Political Science (2010) and MA in Political Science (2012) from European Humanities University (Lithuania).

Since 2012 he is a research fellow at the Institute of Political Studies “Political Sphere”.

Vadzim is also a contributor to the English-language analytical website BelarusDigest.

His research interests include political institutions, comparative politics, regional and local politics, Central and Eastern Europe.

E-mail: vadzim.smok@palityka.org

Academic publications:

Смок, В. (2012). “Рэгіянальная палітычная эліта Беларусі і Польшчы: параўнальны аналіз Гарадзенскай вобласці і Падляскага ваяводства”, Палітычная сфера № 16-17: 157-178.

Смок, В. (2013). “Навука апраўдання аўтарытарызму”, Палітычная сфера № 21(2): 113-123.

Smok, Vadzim (2014). “Belarusian Identity: the Impact of Lukashenka’s Rule”, European Union Foreign Affairs Journal No. 01: 28-46

Selected analytical publications:

Belarus and the EEU: Caught between a Rock and a Hard Place, 14 May 2014

http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/vadzim-smok/belarus-and-eeu-caught-between-rock-and-hard-place

Why Lukashenka Wants to Make Friends with the New Ukrainian Government, 19 March 2014

http://belarusdigest.com/story/why-lukashenka-wants-make-friends-new-ukrainian-government-17178

Belarus Refuses to Support Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, 6 March 2014

http://belarusdigest.com/story/belarus-refuses-support-russias-invasion-ukraine-17082

Analytical Paper: Belarusian Identity – the Impact of Lukashenka’s Rule, 9 December 2013

http://belarusdigest.com/story/analytical-paper-belarusian-identity-impact-lukashenkas-rule-16369

EU Aid to Belarus: Financing the Dictatorship or Keeping Illegal Migrants Out?, 25 October 2013

http://belarusdigest.com/story/eu-aid-belarus-financing-dictatorship-or-keeping-illegal-migrants-out-15945

Belarus Police on the Edge of Reform, 7 November 2012

http://belarusdigest.com/story/belarus-police-edge-reform-12035

Belarus Ex-Officials in Russian Business: Effective Managers or Kremlin Agents? 30 October 2012

http://belarusdigest.com/story/belarus-ex-officials-russian-business-effective-managers-or-kremlin-agents-11949

 

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