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Velina Tchakarova, M.A.

AIES Head of Institute

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Velina Tchakarova studied Political Science and International Relations at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg in Germany and at the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in political science and a Bachelor Degree in International Relations. Since March 2010 Velina is a Research Fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security policy (AIES).

During her studies she worked as a student assistant for the Institute of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg and as a tutor for the Department of Political Science at the South Asia Institute. Between 2003 and 2009 Velina was a volunteer assistant at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research with focus on the conflict of Chechnya until 2009. During her study in Heidelberg, she was a scholarship holder of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Germany. Over the past seven years, Velina has obtained various training certificates – ranging from soft skills training courses and the Stanford Game Theory Coursera class to the EU Trainer Certificate with focus on the EU enlargement process towards the Western Balkans.

Her fields of research cover the Black sea area with regard to geopolitical and security-related issues in this region and with special focus on the role of the regional key players Russia and Turkey. Her other main research topic refers to the approach of the EU towards Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. A particular field of interest is also the nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan in South Asia. Her theoretical research lies especially within the field of geopolitics, game theory, and confidence building.

News & Publications

Will the EU lose the East?

Livia Benkova, Apolonija Rihtarić, Velina Tchakarova: Will the EU lose the East? AIES Studies 6 / May 2018.
07.05.2018 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 4/2017: Eastern Europe

Velina Tchakarova: Competing geopolitical approaches towards Eastern Europe, AIES Fokus 4/2017
07.12.2017 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 8/2016: Das Globale System im Umbruch

Velina Tchakarova: Das Globale System im Umbruch, AIES Fokus 8/2016
22.12.2016 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 5/2015: What future for the Eastern Partnership?

Velina Tchakarova: What future for the Eastern Partnership? More than a partnership, less than a membership, AIES Fokus 5/2015
28.08.2015 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 4/2014: Ukraine

Velina Tchakarova: Chronologie der Krise in der Ukraine: eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme (Teil 2), AIES Fokus 3/2014.
04.06.2014 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 3/2014: Ukraine

Velina Tchakarova: Chronologie der Krise in der Ukraine: eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme (Teil 1), AIES Fokus 3/2014.
03.06.2014 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 6/2013: The EU and its European Neighborhood

Velina Tchakarova: The European Union and its European Neighborhood: Before and After the Vilnius Summit of the Eastern Partnership, AIES Fokus 6/2013.
22.12.2013 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 1/2013: Die Eurasische Wirtschaftsunion

Velina Tchakarova: Die Eurasische Wirtschaftsunion: Ist Russland auf dem Vormarsch im GUS-Raum? AIES Fokus 1/2013.
28.11.2013 / Mehr

Velina Tchakarova, M.A.

AIES Institutsleiterin
06.12.2012 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 2/2012: Die Erweiterungspolitik der EU

Velina Tchakarova: Die Zukunft der Erweiterungspolitik der EU: von normativer Macht zum geopolitischen Imperativ? AIES Fokus 2/2012.
13.07.2012 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 7/2011: NATO-Raketenabwehrschild

Velina Tchakarova: Ein NATO-Raketenabwehrschild in Europa: Ambitioniertes Abrüstungsprojekt oder Auslöser eines neuen Rüstungswettlaufs?, AIES Fokus 7/2011.
19.12.2011 / Mehr


Indien und Pakistan

Atommächte im Spannungsfeld regionaler und globaler Veränderungen
27.01.2011 / Zeitschrift Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, IPG 1 /2011, S. 174-176 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 10/2010: Die Innen- und Justizpolitik der EU

Arnold Kammel, Marie Luková: Die Innen- und Justizpolitik der EU nach dem Vertrag von Lissabon, AIES Fokus 10/2010.
21.12.2010 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 9/2010: Die Östliche Partnerschaft

Velina Tchakarova: Die Östliche Partnerschaft: ein Königsweg für Osteuropa zwischen europäischen Integrationsalternativen und russischen Machtaspirationen? AIES Fokus 9/2010.
16.12.2010 / Mehr

AIES Fokus 3/2010: Zwischeneuropa, EU und Russland

Velina Tchakarova: Zwischeneuropa im Spannungsfeld außen- und sicherheitspolitischer Interessen der EU und Russlands, AIES Fokus 3/2010.
11.06.2010 / Mehr

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