Dimitar Bechev (PhD, University of Oxford) is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Washington. Previously he was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics (LSE). Until 2014, he was a Senior Policy Fellow and head of the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Sofia office. He is also affiliated with South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), a research programme based in St Antony’s College, Oxford. He was a Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Lecturer at Sofia University, Bulgaria, as well as Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Social Science, and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University.