Jos Boonstra

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Head of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia programme at FRIDE

Jos Boonstra is Head of the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia programme. Before joining FRIDE, he was programme manager at the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), Groningen, The Netherlands.


Jos has an MA in International Relations and an MA in History from the University of Groningen. His research focuses on Eurasian and transatlantic security issues (foremost EU, NATO and OSCE policies) as well as democratisation in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. His recent publications include Reviewing the EU’s approach to Central Asia (FRIDE, February 2015), A broken region: evaluating EU policies in the South Caucasus (FRIDE, January 2015), Rethinking relationships in Europe’s East (FRIDE, November 2014).

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Spoken languages
Dutch, English, German, Spanish

Written languages
Dutch, English

Publications list

2015-10-15 17:16
 The South Caucasus concert: Each playing its own tune

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