Yarik Turianskyi is a Ukrainian national who has been living in South Africa since 2001. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pretoria. Before joining SAIIA he worked as a lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences at both Hatfield and Mamelodi campuses of the University of Pretoria. He currently works as a researcher on SAIIA’s Governance and the APRM programme. His recent publications include Off Track? Findings from South Africa's First APRM Implementation Report and the Common African Political Governance Issues: Lessons from Six Early APRM Reports. Yarik closely follows South African politics, as well as international relations, and Eastern European politics.