Dimitar Bechev

Senior Policy Fellow and Head of ECFR's office in Sofia from 2010 to 2014

Dimitar Bechev was a Senior Policy Fellow and Head of ECFR's office in Sofia from 2010 to 2014. He is also affiliated with South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), St Antony’s College, Oxford. In 2006-2010, Dimitar was a Research Fellow at Oxford's European Studies Centre and held a lectureship in International Relations at Worcester College, Oxford and a visiting professorship at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He is a Region Head for Central and Eastern Europe at Oxford Analytica, a leading consultancy on current political and economic affairs. 

Dimitar has published widely on the EU's enlargement and neighbourhood policies as well as the politics and modern history of the Balkans. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia (2009), Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflict and Memory in a Transnational World(2010, co-edited with ECFR Council Member Kalypso Nicolaidis) and Constructing South East Europe: the Politics of Balkan Regional Cooperation (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2011) as well as articles in leading periodicals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies and East European Politics and Societies. In 2006-2010, Dimitar was a Region Head for Central and Eastern Europe at Oxford Analytica, a leading consultancy on current political and economic affairs. He holds a D.Phil. (2005) in International Relations from the University of Oxford as well as graduate degrees in International Relations and Law from Sofia University. Dimitar holds a D.Phil. (2005) in International Relations from the University of Oxford as well as graduate degrees in International Relations and Law from Sofia University.

Areas of expertise: EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, the politics of wider South East Europe (post-communist Balkans, Greece, Turkey), EU-Russia relations, Euro-Mediterranean relations

Languages: Bulgarian, English, Russian, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, Macedonian, Modern Greek; some French, Spanish and Italian; basic Turkish and German



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Under a Lucky Star

newspaper "Capital" | 02 March 2012
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Europe's Strength is in Finding a Compromise Among 27 Countries

www.europost.bg | 15 January 2011
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Why They Stopped Us for Schengen

"24 hours" newspaper | 24 December 2010
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Dimitar Bechev on WikiLeaks, Turkey and the US.

ecfr.eu | 06 December 2010
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Dimitar Bechev comment for the Bulgarian National Radio

BNR | 22 October 2010
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