Dimitar Bechev is 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 Sofia Office at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is also affiliated with South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), a research programme based in St Antony’s College, Oxford. He received his Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford where he taught from 2006 to 2010. He was a visiting professor at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Lecturer at Sofia University, Bulgaria, as well as Research Fellow at London School of Economics and Social Science and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University. Currently he is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.