Polina Beliakova

2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow

Polina Beliakova is a Ph.D. candidate at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, intrastate conflict, and international security with a regional interest in Russia, Ukraine, and Israel. Being proficient in Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, and English she collects data through fieldwork, archival research, and the analysis of original sources. Her work had been published by Comparative Political StudiesTexas National Security ReviewPerspectives on TerrorismWar on the RocksPOLITICOThe Washington Post, and the World Peace Foundation. Her research was supported by the United States Institute of Peace, Smith Richardson Foundation, and the World Peace Foundation among others.

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Education

  • B.A. International Solomon University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • M.A. IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • Ph.D. Tufts University (Exp. 2022)