Alex Kokcharov is a Principal Analyst with the Country Risk team for IHS Markit, responsible for analysis of political, operational and security risks in Russia, Ukraine and CIS. He is responsible for country risk analysis of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia and Tajikistan. He provides in-depth political and security risk analysis including producing regular publication of risk forecasts and analysis, advisory briefings, and tailored reports. Alex has over fifteen years of experience in data-driven business and political journalism and country risk analysis. He has particular expertise on Russian and Ukrainian political, business and energy developments. He has lived in Belarus, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Russia, Germany and the UK. Alex speaks English, Russian, German and Belarusian fluently, has a working knowledge of Ukrainian and speaks basic Polish. He has a Masters in Geography and Economics from Belaruski Dziarzhauny Universitet in Minsk and studied for a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Oxford.
While the world is waiting for the outcome of US #election, here is a map with outcomes of #Ukraine's local elections on 25 Oct. Pro-Russian OPFL did well in southern and eastern regions, while many local parties dominated city votes in regional centres:https://t.co/Kt0ZL1NIwW pic.twitter.com/7moQ3rDL4e— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) November 4, 2020
November 4th, 2020 | Season 3 | 35 mins 18 secs
belarus, cis, eurasia, former soviet states, lukashenko, navalny, opposition, protests, russia, ukraine, zelensky
On this whirlwind episode, Tom visits with London-based journalist and risk research analyst Alex Kokcharov on an impressive array of events and current conflicts across the CIS region. This is hardly a boring episode and we don't sit on one topic for too long, so if you're looking for a quick, but in-depth Eurasia fix (while we in the US patiently, calmly wait on those election results), look no further!