Jozef Bátora is associate professor at the Department of Political Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. His research areas include changing dynamics in diplomacy in the context of European integration, EU foreign policy, the development of transatlantic security architecture and the role of institutions in political life. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo and was previously visiting professor at FSI, Stanford University, senior researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and at ARENA, University of Oslo. His work has been published inter alia in the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, the Journal of International Relations and Development, the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, International Relations and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He is the coordinating editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development. His most recent book is The European External Action Service: European Diplomacy Post-Westphalia (with David Spence, Palgrave 2015).