Published: 6 Oct 2016
Eimear O’Casey is a specialist analyst on the former Soviet Union (FSU), with particular interest in anti-corruption and democratisation. Since 2013 she has worked as a political and security risk analyst at the Control Risks consultancy. She advises a range of international organisations and private companies on the key political, integrity and security risks associated with activity in the FSU. She previously worked for University College London’s Constitution Unit think tank and for the OSCE ODIHR Democratization Department in Warsaw, and in Moscow under the Alfa Fellowship in 2013-2014. She has published several articles on the region in the New Eastern Europe journal – in particular on freedom of expression and religion – and has written and edited for Belarus Digest website. She regularly participates in OSCE election observation missions as a short term observer, twice in Belarus since 2010. She participated in the Atlantic Council’s Future Leaders Summit at the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014. Alongside native English she speaks French and Russian, and holds a Certified Fraud Examiner qualification.