Nicu Popescu

Biography

 

Nicu Popescu is a senior analyst with the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris. He is a leading commentator on EU’s foreign policy, Russia and the eastern neighbourhood. He has headed the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations and worked as a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies.

 

He has also worked as EU and Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Moldova. This work involved, among other things, coordinating the country’s domestic reform agenda in the areas of visa liberalisation and aviation.

 

Nicu holds a PhD from the Central European University and has written the book, EU Foreign Policy and the post-Soviet Conflicts: Stealth Intervention. His analyses and Op-Eds have appeared in the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Open Democracy.

Languages

 

English

Romanian

Russian

French

Areas of expertise

 

EU foreign policy, EU accession, EU-Russia relations, status conflicts, conflict resolution and crisis management.

Publications

 

"Sanctions and Russia - lessons from the Cold War", EUISS Brief, April 2015

 

EU Foreign Policy and the post-Soviet Conflicts: Stealth Intervention, Routledge, 2011

Regions

 

Russia

Eastern Europe

South Caucasus

Ukraine

Moldova

2010 - present

2010 - present