Anna Barcikowska specialises in political-military affairs, defence policy and international defence cooperation, with a particular focus on military capability development. At the EUISS, she provides research and analysis on how to enhance European defence capabilities and strengthen the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) in the run-up to the December 2013 European Council on defence. Previously, Anna served for six years as a Senior Policy Officer at the European Defence Agency. She has also worked at the Polish Ministry of National Defence where she was a Senior Specialist for international cooperation. She holds a MA in International Relations from the Warsaw School of Economics, and a Joint Degree in European Union Studies from the Warsaw School of Economics and Institute d’ Études Politiques, Paris (Sciences Po).
Julien Daemers holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence and a MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges). Before joining the Institute in October 2013, he worked on Somalia for the EEAS Africa Department as well as for the EU Special Representative for the Horn of Africa. During this period, he was involved in the organisation of the Somalia New Deal Conference which took place in Brussels in September 2013. He has also previously worked for the French Ministry of Defence on CSDP missions and operations. Both a legal and political analyst, Julien works mostly at the EUISS on Sub-Saharan Africa with a primary focus on eastern Africa.
Iana Dreyer is a political economist specialising in trade and energy policies with exposure to long-term foresighting. She has published extensively on European trade and energy strategies towards its neighbours, Russia and Asia for think tanks and specialised media in Brussels, London and Paris. At the EUISS she works mostly on the interrelationships between developments in global energy markets and energy policies in Europe and beyond. Her brief on the shale gas revolution can be found here.
Olivier de France
Olivier de France joined the EUISS in September 2013 and is a defence, security and foreign policy analyst. He specialises in strategic issues, with a particular focus on CSDP and national defence policies. Educated at France's Ecole Normale Superieure, he was Corpus Christi scholar at Cambridge University, where he also taught. Previously he was at the ECFR, where he co-authored Europe’s strategic cacophony and Etude comparative des livres blancs de l’Union européenne.
Tobias Koepf holds an MA in Political Science from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and a PhD from the University of Koblenz-Landau. Before joining the EUISS, Tobias was a TAPIR fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C. and at the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) in Paris, as well as a doctoral fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin. He specialises in the European Union’s security policy in sub-Saharan Africa with a particular emphasis on west Africa. His current work focuses on the crisis in Mali as well as the process of post-conflict reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire.
Gerald Stang holds BSc and MSc degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He specialises in democratic institutions in conflict-affected states and in long-term strategic foresight on international relations. His brief on the shale gas revolution can be found here.
Kristina Mikulova is a TAPIR fellow and a governance consultant at the World Bank. She holds a doctorate (DPhil) in Politics and an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from Oxford University. Her research interests include development and democracy assistance, transatlantic cooperation in the EU's eastern and southern neighbourhood, and political and economic transformation in the MENA region. Kristina was a visiting scholar at Yale and George Washington universities, and has lectured at Charles and Comenius universities. She has published in academic journals, including Europe-Asia Studies and think-tanks such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has also worked as a freelance reporter at The Economist, The Financial Times' editorial office in Prague, and The Moscow Times.