Experts & Staff

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Turkey and Turkish politics; the Kurdish issue (in Turkey and Iraq); democracy; media freedom

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

The Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf region, European relations with the Gulf countries.

Head, ECFR Warsaw

Areas of expertise

Germany's EU and foreign policy; Poland in the EU; EU politics

Director, Middle East and North Africa programme

Areas of expertise

Middle East; Syria; Lebanon; Jordan; Iraq

Director, European Power programme

Areas of expertise

European foreign and security policy strategy; politics, political movements and cohesion within the EU; Flexible Union; European refugee and migration policy; human rights, democracy, and justice

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Human rights; democracy; justice; North Africa (especially Egypt and Tunisia); war crimes; drones and counterterrorism; US foreign policy

Associate Fellow

Areas of expertise

European asylum and migration policy

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

German foreign and defence Policy; UAVs/drones; revolutions in military affairs; military technology

Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa programme
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Europe-Iran relations; Iran nuclear deal and associated sanctions policy; Iranian foreign and domestic policy; Iran-Saudi relations

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

United Nations system; European security and defence policy; Africa; Western Balkans

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Eastern Europe; Russia; armed conflict and military affairs; defence policy; missile defence; missile proliferation

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Geo-economics, economic statecraft, security, sanctions policy, German foreign policy

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

MENA, Horn of Africa, local actors, security and development

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Nationalist mobilisation; ethnic conflict studies; framing of independence movements; bilateral conflicts in the Western Balkans; EU enlargement and the role of human rights in the EU's enlargement policy; minority rights litigation in Central Eastern Europe

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Historical, political and social developments of Yemen and the GCC states over past half century, rural development and community participation policies

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Religion, politics, and society in North Africa; the Sahara; the Sahel

Director

Areas of expertise

Geopolitics and Geoeconomics; China; EU-Russia relations; transatlantic relations; EU politics and institutions; public diplomacy and nation branding; UK foreign policy

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Russian domestic and foreign policy; relations between Russia and the West; the Baltic Sea area; Eastern Europe

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Middle East; Israel/Palestine; Mashreq region; conflict prevention/resolution; Islamic societies; identity politics

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Libyan affairs; politics, governance and development in the Arab world

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Western Balkans politics, economics, and sociology; Euro-Atlantic integration; violent extremism; peacebuilding and conflict transformation, dialogue, and mediation

Director, Africa programme

Areas of expertise

Horn of Africa: Sudan/South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea; Red Sea political/security/economic aspects; mediation/conflict resolution; humanitarianism

Director, Asia programme
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Europe-China relations, US-China relations, Security in East Asia, Chinese Foreign and Security Policy, Geopolitical Dimension of Emerging Technologies

Director, Wider Europe programme

Areas of expertise

Russian domestic and foreign policies; Eastern Partnership countries and their relations with the EU; post-Soviet conflicts; cybersecurity

Head, ECFR Berlin
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

German and European foreign, security and defence policy; Germany's role in Europe; transatlantic relations

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Nationalism, illiberal democracies & state capture, post-conflict state building & institutional reforms, CFSP, Western Balkans, transatlantic relations

Research Director

Areas of expertise

Transatlantic relations; US foreign policy

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Central and south-east Europe in the EU, China in central, eastern, and south-east Europe, EU politics and EU conditionality

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

Belarus domestic and foreign policy issues, relations with Russia and the European Union

Associate Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Europe-China relations, US-China relations, Chinese Foreign and Economic Policy, Transatlantic relations, East Asia, South Asia

Deputy Director
Head, ECFR Sofia

Areas of expertise

EU foreign policy; Western Balkans and Black Sea regions; transatlantic relations; regional studies; energy

Head, ECFR Madrid
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Populism and euroscepticism in Europe; Common Foreign Security and Defence Policy; EU domestic politics; institutional reforms

Head, ECFR Paris
Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

French foreign policy; European security; politics and security in Asia

Head, ECFR Rome
Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Geopolitics and International Relations; MENA Region; Libya; EU-MENA relations; Italian-Libyan relations; Italian foreign policy

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Ukraine; comparative politics of democratisation in the post-Soviet states; political technology

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

International relations; international security policy; European security and defence policy; military capabilities development; defence equipment cooperation; research and industry; Middle East and North Africa; the Middle East Peace Process

Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

Latin America, EU affairs, international trade, Poland in the EU