Research Fellow, School of Management


Aliya Tskhay is a Research Fellow at the School of Management, University of St Andrews. Dr Tskhay is currently working on a research project on accelerating and decelerating factors for net-zero transition in Scotland. She has a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. Her research interests include transparency and accountability norms in extractive industries, energy policies in Central Asia, and the energy transition of oil-rich states. She has published extensively in academic and policy-oriented outlets, including a monograph ‘Global norm compliance: A Study on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’. Dr Tskhay has engaged in policy advising and consulting activities, as well as in international collaboration with research centres and think-tanks across Europe. 

Selected publications

Aliya Tskhay, 2021. ‘Power of norms in Central Asia: Interaction between normative frameworks and political regimes’, Problems of Post Communism, 68 (2), pp. 113-123 doi:10.1080/10758216.2020.1785316

Aliya Tskhay and Filippo Costa Buranelli, 2020. ‘Accommodating revisionism through balancing regionalism: the case of Central Asia’,  Europe-Asia Studies, 72 (6), pp.1033-1052. doi:10.1080/09668136.2020.1779184

Aliya Tskhay, 2020. Global Norm Compliance – A Study on the Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Springer.

Aliya Tskhay, 2020. ‘Nuclear and Alternative Energy in Central Asia’ chapter in Eurasiatica Series, Ca’Foscari University, pp.81-93. doi:10.30687/978-88-6969-376-2