Experts & Staff

Ivan Krastev

Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies


Ivan Krastev is Chair of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and a Permanent Fellow at the IWM Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna. He is a founding Board Member of ECFR, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He is also an Associate Editor of Europe’s World and a Member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Democracy and the journal Transit – Europäische Revue. Krastev graduated from Sofia University.



We need new rules for a multipolar Europe

The Deauville summit involving Sarkozy, Merkel and Medvedev was always likely to be a non-event, beyond the recognition that Europe is now a multipolar continent. Instead we need a new system - an informal trialogue on European security that would keep the EU united, Russia post-imperial and Turkey European.

The spectre of a multipolar Europe

The meeting of Angela Merkel, Dmitri Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy at the French seaside resort of Deauville on Monday 18th has the right agenda - European security - but the wrong actors. A trialogue involving the EU, Russia and Turkey would be the best way to rethink security in Europe.



In the media

Mark Leonard and Ivan Krastev's paper quoted on how the virus has changed the European's perceptions on China

Mark Leonard and Ivan Krastev on Europeans' desire for increased European cooperation following covid-19.

ECFR's latest poll and Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard's report quoted as a starting point in Ali Baddou's interview with Ursula Von der Leyen.