Valeria Kostyugova is a political analyst and political strategist. She has led the Agency of Social and Political Expert Appraisal (Vilnius, Lithuania) since 2013. She is an editor and compiler of Belarusian Yearbook (since 2008) and a moderator of the Nashe Mnenie (Our Opinion) website. She is the editor of ‘Belarus in Focus’ analytical weekly commentaries and the author of a study entitled “Russo-Belarusian relations: terms, state and prospects”.
Field of expertise: Russo-Belarusian relations, Belarusian parties and political organisations.
Dmitry Kukhley, MA in Political Science and International Economics, is a political analyst and political consultant. He is a member of the Belarusian Analytical Centre. He was a deputy of the Mosty District Council of Deputies in 2007-2010. He regularly contributes to Belarusian Yearbook. Field of expertise: local governance, regional development, political representation.
Denis Melyantsov, MA in Political Science, is a political analyst, Coordinator of the Belarusian Foreign Policy Programme within the ‘Minsk Dialogue’ expert initiative. He regularly contributes to Belarusian Yearbook. Field of expertise: international relations, domestic and international security, Belarus' foreign policy, relations with the European Union and the United States.
Anatoly Pankovski, Ph.D., is a political analyst and philosopher. He is the editor-in-chief of the Nashe Mnenie (Our Opinion) analytical website, an editor of Belarusian Yearbook (since 2008), and a participant in several research projects. He is the author of papers on the history of political ideas and articles devoted to theoretical aspects of political knowledge and analysis of political processes in Belarus and other post-Soviet states. Field of expertise: Russo-Belarusian relations.
Andrei Porotnikov is a political analyst and security specialist. He leads Belarus Security Blog, an analytical centre; he regularly contributes to Belarusian Yearbook. Field of expertise: domestic policy and Belarus’ security policy, international and national security issues, climate change.