Ilya Kursenko

Academic degree: Bachelor of Arts
Blog: The Youth in World Politics

Ilya Kursenko is an Oxford-Russia Foundation Fellow leading an international research on Sustainable Peace Systems. Ilya is also one of the most active Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Youth Group members.

In addition to his service for the CTBTO Youth Group, Ilya recently completed a traineeship with the Council of Europe Program Office in the Russian Federation where he was engaged to support the launch of the pilot project "Co-operation on the implementation of the Russian Federation National Action Strategy for Women (2017-2022)". 

Whilst pursuing his BA in International Affairs from the Kazan Federal University, Ilya presented a thesis on Plato's "The Republic" reception in the early Cold War era texts of anglo-american IR Theory schools. Along with academic work Ilya Kursenko served as the Board member for Strategic Development of the European Youth Parliament Russia.

Ilya was also part of the CTBTO’s Youth Group representation at the 73 United Nations General Assembly where he interviewed Ms Angela Kane, the former UN High Representative on Disarmament Affairs.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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