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Denitsa Raynova

Former Policy Fellow and Project Manager

Denitsa Raynova works as a Policy Fellow and Project Manager at the European Leadership Network (ELN).

Denitsa’s current research focuses on European security and defence with particular attention on NATO-EU collaboration. She also writes on NATO-Russia military-to-military relations, confidence and security building measures in the Euro-Atlantic area and nuclear security.

Denitsa facilitates the work of the British cross-party parliamentary group, the Top Level Group for UK Parliamentarians for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation and liaises with members of the network.

Prior to this, Denitsa has worked as a Research Assistant for Security Watch UK in preparation for the Securing Asia 2012 Summit. Her resume includes an internship at NATO Headquarters Allied Command Izmir Turkey during Operation Unified Protector in Libya as well as an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria.

Denitsa developed her interest in foreign policy and international development, mainly in the areas of conflict and security, during her postgraduate degree in Conflict, Security and Development at King’s College London. Her previous research has been focused on Europe’s near abroad including analysis on countries in Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Denitsa is fluent in English and Bulgarian, has working knowledge of Arabic, Turkish and German.

Follow Denitsa on Twitter @d_raynova.

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ELN Western Balkans Security Roundtable – Summary Note

On 27-28 June 2018, the European Leadership Network hosted a roundtable discussion in the UK House of Lords examining the political, security and economic conditions in the Western Balkans and how best to promote stability and democratic reform across the region. The meeting was co-chaired by Lord Browne of Ladyton and ELN member and former Albanian Defence Minister, Fatmir Mediu.

13 July 2018 | Denitsa Raynova