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Associate Analysts

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.

Nathalie Van Raemdonck is an Associate Analyst at the EUISS primarily working on the EU Cyber Direct project supporting EU Cyber Diplomacy. Her expertise covers Cybersecurity, information warfare and its legal dimensions. She holds a MsC in Political Science from the university of Brussels (VUB) and an LLM in international security from the Free university of Amsterdam (VU). Prior to joining the EUISS, Nathalie worked for the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium, focusing on improving national capacity.

Sinikukka Saari is a Senior Associate Analyst at the EUISS. Her area of expertise is the post-Soviet region: Russia, the Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia. Prior to joining the EUISS, Sinikukka worked at the Policy Planning and Research Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; at Mission Analytical Capability Unit of the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, and in the Russia and Eastern Neighbourhood Programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Sinikukka holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.