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Associate Analysts

Katariina Mustasilta is an Associate Analyst dealing with conflict research at the EUISS. Her research covers quantitative and qualitative analysis of countries’ internal conflicts and local peace and conflict dynamics. Prior joining the EUISS, Katariina was conducting PhD research at the Department of Government, University of Essex. She holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University and has previously worked with peacebuilding issues in both public and non-governmental sectors. She is the author of the article 'Including chiefs, maintaining peace? Examining the effects of state–traditional governance interaction on civil peace in sub-Saharan Africa', Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 56 (2), 2019.

Nathalie Van Raemdonck is an Associate Analyst at the EUISS primarily working on the EU Cyber Direct project supporting EU Cyber Diplomacy. Her expertise covers Cybersecurity, information warfare and its legal dimensions. She holds a MsC in Political Science from the university of Brussels (VUB) and an LLM in international security from the Free university of Amsterdam (VU). Prior to joining the EUISS, Nathalie worked for the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium, focusing on improving national capacity.

Sinikukka Saari is a Senior Associate Analyst at the EUISS. Her area of expertise is the post-Soviet region: Russia, the Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia. Prior to joining the EUISS, Sinikukka worked at the Policy Planning and Research Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; at Mission Analytical Capability Unit of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, and in the Russia and Eastern Neighbourhood Programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Sinikukka holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.