Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev is the director of the European Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Previously, he held research fellowships at Harvard University, University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics, and headed the Sofia office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Dr. Bechev has written extensively on EU’s external relations, the politics and modern history of Turkey and the Balkans, and Russia’s foreign policy. He is a regular contributor to Al Jazeera, the American Interest, Politico, Foreign Policy, and openDemocracy. He holds a D.Phil. (PhD) from the University of Oxford.

Books in order of publication:

The A to Z of the Republic of Macedonia – 2010

Constructing South East Europe: The Politics of Balkan Regional Cooperation – 2011

Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe – 2017

Historical Dictionary of North Macedonia – 2019

Russia Rising: Putin’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa – 2021

Turkey Under Erdogan: How a Country Turned from Democracy and the West – 2022

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