Partner institution: University of National and World Economy of Sofia
Associate Professor and Head of Department of International Relations at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia; Senior Research Associate, Institute for Regional and International Studies, Sofia (2000-2007); Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. (2003); Chevening Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol, UK (2004-2005).
His research interests focus on foreign policy, European politics and security, identity politics, public diplomacy and strategic communications. He is an author of books on international communications of the EU, external relations of the EU, and British foreign policy. He has published on problems of East European transition politics, democratization, democracy audit, and minority politics, EU and NATO enlargement. His research, advisory and public activities in recent years concentrate on domestic and foreign policy developments of Turkey.