Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Research Fellow at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He was formerly Senior Policy Fellow and Head of Sofia Office at the European Council on Foreign Relations and lecturer at the University of Oxford. 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey and Greece: old habits die hard

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's landmark visit to Greece has been mired in controversy from the get go.

Turkey and Greece: old habits die hard

Europe

Erdogan in the Balkans: A neo-Ottoman quest?

What is behind Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Serbia?

Erdogan in the Balkans: A neo-Ottoman quest?

Albania

Albania: The good news and the bad news

Will Albania descend into chaos as Macedonia did?

Albania: The good news and the bad news

Europe

What is happening in Macedonia?

It's not an ethnic conflict and it's not Russia's fault.

What is happening in Macedonia?

Europe

Russia and NATO: Drama redux

Is a Russia-NATO conflict in the making?

Russia and NATO: Drama redux

Turkey

What's behind the Turkey-Russia reset?

Russia and Turkey find themselves in the same boat, so it's only rational for them to de-escalate tensions.

What's behind the Turkey-Russia reset?

War & Conflict

NATO summit: Focus will be on Black Sea security

Whatever decision the Warsaw Summit produces, the militarisation of Black Sea politics is a fact.

NATO summit: Focus will be on Black Sea security

War & Conflict

Turkish-Russian economic ties: Down but not out

Before the downing of the jet, Turkey failed to reap significant trade benefits from the Western sanctions on Russia.

Turkish-Russian economic ties: Down but not out

Opinion

Not much steam in Turkish Stream

There's a lot of buzz around the new Turkish gas pipeline, but its future prospects are anything but clear.

Not much steam in Turkish Stream