Experts


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

Guibourg Delamotte

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, French, Japanese
Areas of Expertise: Security and international relations in Asia, Japanese foreign and defense policies, Japanese internal politics and political system

Susi Dennison

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

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

Konstanty Gebert

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

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

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

Josef Janning

Co-Director 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.

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

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

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

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

Dimi Reider

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

Kirill Rogov

Kirill Rogov

Visiting Fellow
Languages: Russian, English
Areas of Expertise: Russian politics, political economy and finance

Cale Salih

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, Kurdish, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Kurds (mainly in Iraq, Syria, Turkey)

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

Programme Director and 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

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