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Denitsa Raynova

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.

Content by Denitsa Raynova

Report

Breakthrough or Breakpoint? Global Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

On Sunday 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their work on the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). To examine the implications of this treaty for the global nuclear order, the ELN has commissioned a collection of essays, bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts.

8 December 2017 | Shatabhisha Shetty and Denitsa Raynova
Global Security
Policy brief

“Competing Narratives” in the Russia-West Relationship: Towards a Common Understanding of the Non-Intervention Principle

For the past two years the ELN has encouraged debates on the differing interpretations of key concepts and norms in Russia-West relations to identify how they affect Euro-Atlantic security. This report presents important recommendations on how to clarify and strengthen the non-intervention principle in the 21st century.

9 October 2017 | Denitsa Raynova
Euro-Atlantic Security