Experts


Asli Aydintasbas

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, Turkish, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Turkey and Turkish politics, the Kurdish issue (in Turkey and Iraq), democracy, media freedoms

Fatima Ayub

Associate Fellow
Languages: English, French, Persian
Areas of Expertise: electoral and security sector reform, conflict analysis, Islamist movements, human rights, women rights, civil society development

Julien Barnes-Dacey

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq

Adam Baron

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English (native), Arabic (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: Yemen, Arabian peninsula, War on Terror

Piotr Buras

Head of ECFR Warsaw office
Languages: Polish, German, English
Areas of Expertise: Germany's EU and foreign policy, Poland in the EU, EU politics

Susi Dennison

Co-director of European Power programme
Languages: English and French
Areas of Expertise: European Global Strategy; refugee crisis; Scorecard; human rights, democracy and justice; EU relations with North Africa

Angeliki Dimitriadi

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English and Greek (fluent)
Areas of Expertise: Irregular migration, asylum, securitization of migration, Common European Asylum System, Afghanistan, Greece

Jérôme Doyon

Associate Fellow and editor of China Analysis
Languages: French, English, Chinese
Areas of Expertise: Chinese Domestic politics, Party system, Chinese Foreign Policy

Mathieu Duchâtel

Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia and China Programme
Languages: English, French, Chinese, basic Japanese
Areas of Expertise: North East Asia, Chinese foreign policy, Asian maritime security, Korean peninsula, Taiwan and cross-strait relations

Sebastian Dullien

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English and German
Areas of Expertise: European integration, Financial market regulation

Anthony Dworkin

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Human rights, democracy, justice, North Africa (especially Egypt and Tunisia), war crimes, drones and counterterrorism, US foreign policy

Silvia Francescon

Head of ECFR Rome Office
Languages: Italian and English
Areas of Expertise: International relations, global governance, G8 and G20, environment and development

Ulrike Esther Franke

Research Assistant to the Director
Languages: French, English, German
Areas of Expertise: German Foreign and Defence Policy, UAVs/Drones, Revolutions in Military Affairs, Military Technology

Mark Galeotti

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, Italian, Russian, French
Areas of Expertise: Russian security, Russian politics, Organised and transnational crime, Intelligence

Konstanty Gebert

Associate Fellow
Languages: Polish, English
Areas of Expertise: Polish politics

Ellie Geranmayeh

Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Persian
Areas of Expertise: Iran’s foreign policy, Iran’s domestic politics, EU-Iran relations, sanctions, public international law

François Godement

Director of the Asia and China Programme, Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: French, English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise: Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, issues of integration and conflicts

Richard Gowan

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English
Areas of Expertise: the United Nations system, European Security and Defence Policy, Africa, Western Balkans

Gustav Gressel

Policy Fellow
Languages: German and English (fluent), Spanish and Polish (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: Eastern Europe, Russia, armed conflict and military affairs, defence policy, missile defence, missile proliferation

Josef Janning

Head of ECFR Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, German
Areas of Expertise: European integration, EU reform, European Foreign and Security Policy, EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Europe in the World, Global Governance, German Foreign and Security Policy, Transatlantic Relations, Europe/Asia.

Laura Kelleher

Advocacy Manager
Areas of Expertise: UK politics and the UK’s European policy

Jana Kobzova

Associate Fellow
Languages: Slovak, English, Russian, conversational French and German
Areas of Expertise: EU relations with Eastern Europe and Russia, democratisation in the post-Soviet states, Belarus, Central Asia

Agatha Kratz

Agatha Kratz

Associate Fellow
Languages: French, English, Mandarin and German
Areas of Expertise: China’s economy and politics, Chinese foreign investments

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

Head of the Paris office and Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: French, English, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Security crisis management, Multilateralism and United Nations, European Foreign Policy, Transatlantic Relations, Human Rights, International law and justice, Middle East and North Africa, French foreign policy.

Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Policy Fellow and Associate Director of ECFR Madrid Office
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, conversational Serbo-Croat & basic Russian
Areas of Expertise: Multilateral diplomacy, European foreign and security policy, Spanish foreign policy, EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, nation-building

Andrew Lebovich

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Religion, politics, and society in North Africa, the Sahara, and the Sahel

Mark Leonard

Director
Languages: English, French, German
Areas of Expertise: Geo-politics and Geo-economics, China, EU-Russia relations, transatlantic relations, EU institutions, Public diplomacy and nation branding, UK foreign policy

Daniel Levy

Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme
Languages: English, Hebrew
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, National Security

Kadri Liik

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Russian, Estonian
Areas of Expertise: Russian domestic and foreign policy, relations between Russia and the West, the Baltic Sea area, Eastern Europe

Hugh Lovatt

Policy Fellow and Israel/Palestine Project Coordinator
Languages: Arabic, French, Dutch, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Middle-East, Israel/Palestine, Mashreq region; conflict prevention/resolution; Islamic societies; identity politics

Almut Möller

Head of ECFR Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, French, German
Areas of Expertise: European integration & reform, European Foreign and Security Policy, Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy (South), Germany in Europe, Britain in Europe.

Helene Michou

Associate Researcher
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Transition processes of the Arab Spring, European Neighbourhood Policy, international development cooperation, democracy assistance, human rights issues, civil society

Dina Pardijs

Programme coordinator, European Power
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German
Areas of Expertise: International law, sanctions

Nikolay Petrov

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, Russian
Areas of Expertise: Russian domestic politics

Sophia Pugsley

Programme Coordinator, Wider Europe
Languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, conversational Polish
Areas of Expertise: EU relations with Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Russia; Russian foreign policy; unrecognised states and conflict analysis; humanitarian affairs

Dimi Reider

Associate Fellow
Languages: English, Hebrew
Areas of Expertise: Middle East peace process, Israeli politics

Jeremy Shapiro

Research Director
Languages: English
Areas of Expertise: Transatlantic relations, US foreign policy

Louisa Slavkova

Programme & National Office Coordinator
Languages: Bulgarian, English, German, basic Arabic
Areas of Expertise: EU foreign policy towards its Eastern and Southern neighbourhood, comparative politics of transition in SEE and the MENA regions, EU energy policy

Angela Stanzel

Policy Fellow
Languages: German, English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise: China’s history, politics and economics, East and South Asia’s foreign and security policy

Volker Stanzel

Senior Advisor to the Asia & China programme and Council Member
Languages: German, English, Chinese and Japanese
Areas of Expertise: International affairs and security policy; German foreign policy; Japanese history, politics and economics, Chinese history, politics and economics; EU relations with East Asia.

Vessela Tcherneva

Senior Director for Programmes and acting Head of ECFR Sofia Office
Languages: Bulgarian, English, German, Russian
Areas of Expertise: Foreign and Security policy, Transatlantic Relations, Regional Studies, EU enlargement, Balkans and the Black Sea region

Mattia Toaldo

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, French, Italian
Areas of Expertise: Libya, Middle East Peace process, Israeli and Palestinian politics, Migrations, EU policy in the southern Mediterranean

José Ignacio Torreblanca

Head of ECFR Madrid Office and Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Expertise: Populism and euroscepticism in Europe, Common Foreign Security and Defence Policy, EU domestic politics and institutional reforms

Fredrik Wesslau

Director of the Wider Europe Programme
Languages: Swedish, English, French
Areas of Expertise: European foreign policy, conflict and crisis management, state-building, counter-piracy, South Caucasus, and Western Balkans

Andrew Wilson

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, some Belarusian, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Ukraine, comparative politics of democratisation in the post-Soviet states, political technology

Nick Witney

Co-director of European Power programme
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: International relations, International Security Policy, the European Security and Defence Policy, military capabilities development, defence equipment cooperation, research and industry, the Middle East and North Africa, the Middle East Peace Process

Contact

On the left you find short profiles of our foreign policy experts, including details of their specialisations. Journalists are encouraged to contact analysts directly using the following formulation: firstname.lastname@ecfr.eu