Ivan Krastev

Chair of the Board, Programme Director, Political Research

Ivan Krastev is the Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and 2013-14 Richard von Weizsäcker fellow at the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Berlin. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the advisory board of the ERSTE Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He is also associate editor of Europe's World and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy and Transit – Europäische Revue.
From 2004 to 2006 Mr. Krastev has been the executive director of the International Commission on the Balkans chaired by the former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulgarian Edition of Foreign Policy and was a member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London (2005-2011).
His latest books in English are "Democracy Disrupted. The Global Politics on Protest" (UPenn Press, May 2014),  "In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders", (TED Books, 2013); "The Anti-American Century", co-edited with Alan McPherson, (CEU Press, 2007) and "Shifting Obsessions: Three Essays on the Politics of Anticorruption" (CEU Press, 2004). He is a co-author with Stephen Holmes of a forthcoming book on Russian politics. He was ranked in the Prospect`s list of World Thinkers 2013.

 



Projects

Next Europe in the Context of Internal and External Challenges

January 2016 - March 2017
Projects» Europe and the World » European Union

Europe at Risk 2.0

November 2014 - December 2015
Projects» Europe and the World » European Union

The Lessons of the Protest Wave in Europe

January 2014 - December 2014
Projects» Democracy » The New Populism

Periphery at Risk

April 2013 - October 2014
Projects» Europe and the World » Russia and the post-soviet space

Europe at Risk

April 2012 - April 2013
Projects» Europe and the World » European Union

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Publications

Eastern Europe Is Both Dreading Brexit and Ready for It

New York Times | 16 June 2016
Publications»Media

Why Putin Tolerates Corruption

The New York Times | 15 May 2016
Publications»Media

America Hasn’t Gone Crazy. It’s Just More Like Europe

The New York Times | 14 April 2016
Publications»Media

Fear and loathing of a world without borders

The Financial Times | 06 April 2016
Publications»Media

Walesa, Gorbachev and Freedom's End

The New York Times | 13 March 2016
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