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. 

European Union

What lies beneath the hostile rhetoric in Turkish-EU relations?

Despite tensions, Turkey and the EU will not part ways any time soon.

What lies beneath the hostile rhetoric in Turkish-EU relations?

Macedonia

Why is Macedonia changing its name?

A resolution of the Macedonia name dispute is the good news the Balkans badly needed.

Why is Macedonia changing its name?

Russia

What should we make of the EU ruling against Russia's Gazprom?

Russia's gas giant got away without paying a massive fine to the EU. Did Brussels make the wrong decision?

What should we make of the EU ruling against Russia's Gazprom?

Europe

Meet the EU's next member state: Montenegro

Montenegro is likely to join the EU soon but it will do so under the same political leader it's had since 1991.

Meet the EU's next member state: Montenegro

Greece

Will Greece and Macedonia end their name dispute?

Athens and Skopje have a historic opportunity to agree on a mutually acceptable name and end the impasse.

Will Greece and Macedonia end their name dispute?

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