Pavlo Rad

Junior Fellow of Russian and Belarusian Studies Program 

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Junior Fellow of Russian and Belarusian Studies Program 

Studies international law at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Former scholarship holder of the Digital Interdisciplinary Mini-Academy IUSTUF (DIMA), a project under the auspices of the DAAD’s program “Ukraine Digital: Ensuring Academic Success in Times of Crisis”, organized at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. Student activist. Participant in over 10 scientific conferences and author of 10 scientific papers. Former intern at the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”.

Research interests:

  • ● Political processes in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation;
  • ● Activities of the Belarusian opposition, particularly the United Transitional Cabinet;
  • ● International criminal law and the law of international organizations.

Recent Publications

The Ways of Ensuring the Viability of a New Belarusian Government in a Transitional Period

The Belarusian democratic forces have achieved certain successes in terms of developing government-like structures and keeping the Belarusian issue on the agenda of European states. To continue further institutionalization and be prepared for the transformation period, there is a need to train a new generation of officials who could take over the state in the future.

Trends 2024: Russia

2024 will be a year of relative strengthening of President Putin’s regime. As a result, the Russian president will further move away from the role of referee in relations between influence groups within Russian political elites.

The Security Risks from the Republic of Belarus: Ways of Minimization

After the beginning of the large-scale aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the strategic importance of Belarus, which remains the only Russian formal ally in Europe, has significantly increased. Due to this, there is a need to increase attention and efforts of Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania aimed at reducing Russian influence in Belarus and creating prerequisites for possible democratic transformations.