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.



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