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Nora Topor Kalinskij

Nora Topor Kalinskij

Research Assistant

Nora T. Kalinskij is a foreign policy analyst. On the global level, she studies geopolitical shifts and political trends focussing on Europe and the Russian Federation. On the regional level, she specialises in Eastern European geopolitics, analysing how Russian-Western relations play out in this theatre. Nora is an analyst for the Russian International Affairs Council. Before joining the Forum on Geopolitics, Nora worked with the ‘Russia in Europe’ programme of the Körber Foundation in Hamburg and the analytical centre Rethinking Russia in Moscow. Nora previously headed a policy team working on ‘Syria: Reforms for Peace and Stable Government’. This project was a joint venture between The Wilberforce Society, a policy hub at the University of Cambridge, and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Nora holds a BA Hons in Politics and International Relations (HSPS) from the University of Cambridge.


Key Publications

"Germany’s Southern Сorridor to Greater Eurasia: Away from Warsaw towards Damascus", Russian International Affairs Council and Russia in Global Affairs, October 2017
Eastern Europe is heating up”, Russian International Affairs Council and Russia in Global Affairs, August 2017
Europe Divided: Poland’s legal reforms are a harbinger of deepening crisis for the European Union”, In The Long Run, Cambridge Department of Politics and International Studies, August 2017
Eastern Europe is attempting a ride. Will America press the pedal?”, Russian International Affairs Council, July 2017
Is Macron a pyrrhic victory for the EU?“, Rethinking Russia, July 2017
Policy research:
Authored jointly by The Wilberforce Society in Cambridge and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations 
Presented the paper entitled  (link) at the UK Student Policy Forum 2017.
Part of 'The Cambridge Brexit Report' commissioned by Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge
Presented at the Cambridge and Brexit Conference (2017)