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Dimitar Bechev

Senior Policy Fellow and Head of European Council on Foreign Relations office in Sofia

Dimitar Bechev

Senior Policy Fellow and Head of European Council on Foreign Relations office in Sofia

Biography

Dimitar Bechev is a Senior Policy Fellow and Head of ECFR’s office in Sofia. He is also affiliated with South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) (St Antony’s College). Previously he taught at Oxford and Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, and was a Region Head for the consultancy Oxford Analytica. Dimitar has written extensively on EU enlargement, neighborhood policy and politics in South East Europe and Turkey, including What Does Turkey Think (ECFR, 2011), Constructing South East Europe: the Politics of Balkan Regional Cooperation (Palgrave, 2011), Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009), and Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Memory and Conflict in a Transnational World (IB Tauris, 2009; co-edited with Kalypso Nicolaidis) as well as numerous chapters and articles in academic periodicals and policy journals. He is a regular commentator on foreign affairs for the Bulgarian and international media. He holds a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

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