Katarina Kertysova is affiliated with The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) as a Non-Resident Research Fellow. She holds a degree in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, after which she pursued security studies at Sciences Po Paris, and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Her research experience includes work conducted for the UNDP, the Carnegie Moscow Centre, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, and the Clingendael Institute, among others. She recently completed a visiting research and language programme at Odessa National University in Ukraine. Katarina’s research interests include EU-Russia relations, security challenges in the shared neighborhood, conflict prevention in the context of hybrid and asymmetric threats, and disinformation. Geographically, Katarina specializes in Eastern Europe, the post-Soviet space, and the Western Balkans. As a member of the Core Group of Experts of the OSCE Perspectives 20-30 initiative, Katarina also contributes to research focusing on new technologies and the risks they pose to human rights and political processes across the OSCE area. She speaks Slovak, English, French and Russian.