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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

Commentary

Reflections and recommendations on the future of non-proliferation and disarmament

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 […]

Global Security
Report

Russia and NATO: How to overcome deterrence instability?

The current Russia-NATO deterrence relationship is unstable, and dangerously so. The authors argue that the interplay between the deterrence postures operated by both Russia and NATO has not been sufficiently appreciated during their development – deterrence cannot be effective if your target does not understand your actions.

Euro-Atlantic Security