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Amanda Paul
Senior Policy Analyst

Amanda Paul is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World Programme at the EPC. She has well-established expertise on issues related to Turkish foreign and domestic policy, Ukraine, security and conflict resolution in the Black Sea region, Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space and EU foreign policy in its Eastern neighbourhood. Amanda also developed and leads EPC’s work on counter-terrorism and violent extremism. She is also Senior Associate Research Fellow at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she contributes to research and events related to Ukraine and the broader region. She is also a Senior Advisor on issues related to the Eurasia region for Stober, Poltavets and Associates. For some ten years she was a columnist in the Turkish media covering issues related to Turkey and the broader region. Prior to joining the EPC, Amanda worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies, the European Commission and Türk Henkel in Istanbul, Turkey. She has published widely on her areas of expertise in numerous external publications, including academic journals and in the media. She has an MA in International Relations


Europe in the World


Ukraine Forum, The Crime-Terror Nexus, Security and Conflict Resolution in the South Caucasus, The Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation

Areas of expertise

Turkish foreign/domestic policy, security/conflict resolution in the Black Sea/Eurasia region, Russian foreign policy in the former Soviet space/Middle East, EU foreign policy in its Eastern neighbourhood, counter-terrorism

Current positions


Masters in International Relations, University of Staffordshire


English, Turkish, French, Russian



The Cyprus problem: Has time run out for reunification?
By Amanda Paul - 22/04/2021
EU–Russia relations: Adding insult to injury
By Amanda Paul , Ivano di Carlo - 24/03/2021
Foreign policy / COMMENTARY
Stepping into the driver’s seat: The EU should double down on US–Iran diplomacy
By Amanda Paul , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia - 25/02/2021
Africa / BOOK
Eurasia goes to Africa
By Amanda Paul , Ivano di Carlo , Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu , Yu-Shan Wu - 25/11/2020


Terrorism & radicalisation / OP-ED
The Rise of Gangster-Jihadists
Amanda Paul wrote an op-ed about the rise of Gangster jihadist. Read it here

09 June 2020 - ,
Syrian Arab Republic / QUOTE

Amanda Paul is quoted in EU observer about the EU's role in the latest developments in Syria. 

04 March 2020 - ,
Turkey / QUOTE
EU’s top bank puts big squeeze on lending to Turkey
Amanda Paul is quoted in this article

31 January 2020 - ,

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