Experts & Staff – Wider Europe

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

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

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

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

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

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

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, Wider Europe programme

Areas of expertise

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

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

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

Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

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

Deputy Director
Head, ECFR Sofia

Areas of expertise

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

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

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