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Nicholas Walton

Nicholas Walton is a freelance contributor to the European Council on Foreign Relations.

From 2009 to 2013 he worked as ECFR's Communications Director, and continues to play a part in ECFR's podcasts. Before joining he spend 14 years working for the BBC. He was the BBC's correspondent in Sarajevo and Warsaw, and reported from many other countries, including Russia, Georgia, Sierra Leone and the US. Nicholas spent much of his journalistic career at the BBC World Service, most recently working as the newsroom's Europe Editor. He now lives in Asia and is finishing writing a book about the history of Genoa.

Nicholas studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, and recently returned to his studies, completing a Masters degree in Conflict, Security and Development in the Department of War Studies at King's College, University of London.

As well as his daily work at ECFR, Nicholas has worked as a consultant with other think tanks such as the South African Institute for International Affairs, and also presents New Books in European Studies and New Books in African Studies for the New Books Network of podcasts.