Experts & Staff

Richard Gowan

Senior Policy Fellow

Areas of expertise

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




Richard Gowan is an associate fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. 

He is currently UN director at the International Crisis Group, and was previously research director at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation. He has taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Stanford in New York, and wrote a weekly column on multilateralism (“Diplomatic Fallout”) for World Politics Review from 2013-2019. He has acted as a consultant to the UN on peacekeeping, political affairs, and migration.

Seul au sommet

Diriger les Nations unies est un travail solitaire pour Antonio Guterres, et il semble préférer que ce soit le cas


European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2016

The sixth ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard highlights the EU's diminishing ability to influence its neighbours, and the neighbourhood's growing impact on the EU


Post-Humanitarian Europe

This week’s World Humanitarian Summit was an opportunity to discuss how to assist the suffering, yet the entire process showed much of the humanitarian sector at its most fragmented and self-indulgent


In the media

Richard Gowan est cité par The Times of Israel concernant l'accord nucléaire avec l'Iran et l'embargo international.

Richard Gowan est cité par Ouest France à propos des discussions à l'ONU concernant un embargo sur les armes avec l'Iran.