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Associate Analysts


Jakob Bund is an Associate Analyst at the EUISS where he covers security and defence issues. His research has focused on cross-domain deterrence strategies and differences in political culture that inform national negotiating behaviour, in particular on questions of cybersecurity. He previously completed research assignments at various think tanks, including the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Jakob holds an MA in International Economics and Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and speaks Mandarin.

Donika Emini is an EFB Fellow at the EUISS. She also heads the EU Integration Programme at the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies in Pristina. She holds an MA in Public Policy from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt, and also graduated from the University of Pristina with a degree in Political Science. Donika Emini is a Fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS Foundation) in Kosovo. Her interests include EU-Western Balkans relations, regional security cooperation, security sector reform and privatisation of the security sector.

Zoran Nechev specialises in EU-Western Balkans relations and the external dimensions of EU justice and home affairs. Since 2014, he has been an academic guest at the Center for International and Comparative Studies, ETH Zürich, examining the effects of the EU's conditionality policy on rule of law in the Western Balkans. He also heads the Center for EU Integration at the Institute for Democracy 'Societas Civilis', Skopje. He is a Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung KAS Macedonia PhD Fellow. At the EUISS, he is a Senior Associate Fellow involved in activities relating to the EU Global Strategy, as well as justice and home affairs in the Western Balkans.

Alice Pannier is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. She earned her PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris with joint supervision from King’s College London. Her thesis received the EU Global Strategy Prize and the 3rd scientific prize from the French National Institute for Higher Defence Studies (IHEDN). Prior to joining SAIS, she was Postdoctoral Fellow at the French Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM) and Research Associate at Sciences Po’s Center for International Research (CERI).

Annelies Pauwels is an Associate Analyst at the EUISS where she focuses on the external dimension of EU justice and home affairs. Her research covers counter-terrorism, counter-radicalisation and migration. Prior to joining the EUISS, she worked at the UN on crime prevention and criminal justice. Annelies holds an MA in Intercultural Mediation with a specialisation in Arabic and Russian and an LLM in International Criminal Law.