Dessie Zagorcheva has worked as a researcher at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (Columbia University), the Council on Foreign Relations, and the East West Institute. Her areas of expertise include: International Security, U.S. foreign and defense policy and decision-making; democratic reforms in the East Central European countries; terrorism and counter-terrorism. Dessie Zagorcheva’s articles and reviews on these topics have appeared in International Security, The Journal of Slavic Military Relations, The National Interest, Political Science Quarterly, and others. As a lecturer at the New York University and CUNY, she has taught courses on International Relations Theories, U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, International Conflict, American Government and Politics. Dessie Zagorcheva holds an M. Phil. Degree in International Relations from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Central European University.