Yauheni Preiherman

Founder and Director

Yauheni Preiherman is the Founder and Director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations.

His main research interests include the foreign policies of small states, international affairs in Eastern Europe, and Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security.

Yauheni is a regular contributor to the Eurasia Daily Monitor by the Jamestown Foundation (USA), Valdai Discussion Club (Russia), Global Brief (Canada), the European Council on Foreign Relations, and other Belarusian and international publications. His articles and comments have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Kommersant, Vedomosti, Izvestiya, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, HuffPost, El Pais, Politico, The Moscow Times, and other publications.

Yauheni is a member of several professional and alumni networks, including the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN), Collective Security Initiative, Chevening alumni network, and the British International Studies Association (BISA). He is also an Advisory Board member at the International Institute for Peace (Austria) and an Expert Council member at the Cyber Industry Association (Belarus).

Yauheni holds a BA in International Relations from the Belarusian State University, an MA in European Politics from Sussex University (UK), and a PhD in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University (UK). His PhD thesis dealt with foreign policy strategies of small states that sit in-between centres of geopolitical gravity and have asymmetric relations with them. Preiherman developed an innovative theoretical model of foreign policy hedging and an explanation of its sources and limitations for small in-between states.