Evija Djatkovica

Deputy Direcgtor, Head of the Belarus and East-Europe Program at the Center for Geopolitical Studies Riga

Languages: Latvian, English, Russian

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E-mail: evija.djatkovica@geopolitics.center

Evija Djatkovica is the Deputy Director and the Head of Belarus and East-Europe Program of the Center for Geopolitical Studies Riga. She is also an acting researcher at Riga Stradins University.     

Evija holds a master’s degree in Diplomacy and is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Riga Stradins University.     

Her research interests focus on Eastern European countries, particularly Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia, as well as hard and soft security in the Baltic Sea region. She has primarily authored policy-oriented publications. Recently she conducted field research in the conflict territories in Ukraine.       

Evija has extensive experience in international relations analysis. Formerly, she worked at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in consulting, for OSCE ODIHR and at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Latvia.

List of publications:


Djatkoviča, E. (2023). Latvia Opens the Doors to Women in the Military. Center for European Policy Analysis. https://cepa.org/article/latvia-opens-the-doors-to-women-in-the-military

Andžāns, M., & Djatkoviča, E. (2023). The Global Gateway and Central Asia: Toward an EU-led Post-New Silk Road. Riga: Center for Geopolitical Studies Riga. https://www.geopolitics.center/outputs/the-global-gateway-and-central-asia 

Djatkoviča, E. (2023). In the Shadow of War. How Russia’s catastrophic invasion of Ukraine impacts Latvia. Open Canada. https://opencanada.org/in-the-shadow-of-war/


Djatkoviča, E. (2022). From the Migrant Crisis to Aggression in Ukraine: Belarus is Still on the Baltic Agenda, Baltic Bulletin of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, https://www.fpri.org/article/2022/07/from-the-migrant-crisis-to-aggression-in-ukraine-belarus-is-still-on-the-baltic-agenda/

Andžāns, M. & Djatkoviča, E. (2022). Aizsardzība un drošība. In: R. Bambals (Ed.), Rokasgrāmata pret dezinformāciju: atpazīt un pretoties. Valsts kanceleja, p. 123-141


Andžāns, M., Djatkoviča, E., & Sprūds, A. (Eds.) (2021). Post-2020 Belarus: Security and Defence Implications for the Baltic States, Poland, and NATO. Latvian Institute of International Affairs. https://liia.lv/en/publications/post-2020-belarus-security-and-defence-implications-for-the-baltic-states-poland-and-nato-949?get_file=1

Sprūds, A., Andžāns, M., & Djatkoviča, E. (Eds.) (2021). Baltic and Nordic Responses to the 2020 Post-Election Crisis in Belarus. Latvian Institute of International Affairs. https://www.liia.lv/en/publications/baltic-and-nordic-responses-to-the-2020-post-election-crisis-in-belarus-914?get_file=1

Djatkoviča, E. (2022). The Belarus Crisis through the Eyes of its Baltic and Nordic Neighbors, Baltic Bulletin of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, https://www.fpri.org/article/2021/03/the-belarus-crisis-through-the-eyes-of-its-baltic-and-nordic-neighbors/