Krenar Gashi (born 1982) is a Kosovar researcher, currently pursuing a PhD in political science at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He is the founding director of the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) an influential think tank in Kosovo that focuses on democratisation, European integration and economic development. Before establishing INDEP, he led the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED), another influential think tank. Having started his career as an investigative reporter, Gashi worked for numerous Kosovo and international media. He was the Kosovo editor for Balkan Insight, founded the only English-language newspaper in Kosovo – Prishtina Insight – and covered Kosovo for the Financial Times. He studied sociology at the University of Pristina, holds an MA in Media and Communication from the Kijac Institute (Kosovo) and an MA in European Politics (with distinction) from the University of Sussex (UK). His research areas include EU foreign policy and international relations, democratisation and the politics of transition. His PhD research is focused on conceptualising EU foreign policy in the Western Balkans.