Dr. Elena Zhirukhina joined the ITN project as an early stage researcher in October 2013. For the next three years she was Marie Curie (MC) Fellow at the School of International Relations of the University of St Andrews working on state practices of countering irregular threats. In 2016 she successfully finished MC Fellowship and defended her thesis titled ‘The State Application of Repressive and Reconciliatory Tactics in the North Caucasus (2007-2014)’. Currently, Dr. Zhirukhina teaches courses on international security, specifically designed for civil servants, at the Institute of Diplomacy at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and holds research affiliation with the University of St Andrews.
- Zhirukhina E.V., “Informational strategies of radical religious insurgent groups in the North Caucasus”, Politeia 1(72) 2014, pp 47-60/ http://politeia.ru/politeia_journal/6/55 (in Russian)
- Zhirukhina E.V., ”CONTEST: forced and preventive strategy (the UK’s experience)”, Vestnik of the National Antiterrorist Committee, 1(8), pp 44-57, 2013; http://nac.gov.ru/files/vestnik_nak_2013_8.pdf (in Russian)
- Polina Zeti, Elena Zhirikhina, ”Information opposition to extremism as a way to reduce tension in the Northern Caucasus, The Caucasus and Globalization”, Journal of Social, Political and Economical Studies, Vol 6, Issue 2, 2012 (in English)