Velina Tchakarova, M.A.

AIES Director

Twitter: vtchakarova

Velina's Talk – YouTube

Velina Tchakarova is Director at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna, Austria. She holds a M.A. in political science/political science of South Asia from the University in Heidelberg, Germany and a B.A. in international relations from the University of World and National Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Her work includes research, consulting and lectures on the global system transformation and geostrategy of global actors, particularly the EU's role in Eastern Europe. She participates in the Scenario Monitoring Team at the Austrian Ministry of Defence on global system developments and in simulation games at Wikistrat. She takes part in conferences, workshops and internal expert meetings on global system transformation, geostrategy, global order and actors as well as the EU policy in Eastern Europe.

Articles & Podcasts

Partnership for a Rules-based Order in the Indo-Pacific
Bled Strategic Forum 2021, Veranstaltung am 02.09.2021

Nations have vastly different approaches towards relations with the Taliban
Interview, DW News, 31.08.2021

Afghan withdrawal leaves allies to face harsh reality of US's departure from world stage
Statements,, 24.08.2021

Will China get embroildes in the Graveyard of Empires?, 29.07.2021

The Biden-Putin meet in Geneva is a spill-words summit
The Probe, 14.06.2021

EU-India relations further strengthened after the Leaders’ Meeting, say think tanks experts, May 2021

10 megatrends shaping emerging Europe in the post-pandemic 2020s, 11.05.2021

Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific Decade - Part II
TDHJ, Special Edition #2, May 2021

India and China: Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific Decade, 08.03.2021

The EU and India: A Geoeconomic Approach towards Establishing a Far-Reaching Partnership in the Indo-Pacific region

EU India Think Tanks

United States and the significance of global choke points, April 2021

Is A Cold War 2.0 Inevitable?
Raisina Files 2021

Systems thinking in Global Affairs with Velina Tchakarova M.A.
Spotify, 22.03.2021

India and China: Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific Decade, 08.03.2021 (also here as a pdf)

The Global Covid-19 System Crisis, 24.03.2020

China – Russia: Six Questions Considering the Dragonbear, 02.08.2019

Boosting Europe's interests in an increasingly bipolar world, 14.06.2019

China and Russia Are Getting Along Better Than Ever, the U.S. Has Only Made It Easier for Them, 08.07.2019