Velina Tchakarova, M.A.

AIES Senior Advisor

Twitter: vtchakarova

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Velina Tchakarova was the Director at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) until the beginning of 2023. 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.