Stanislav joined the EUISS as a Senior Analyst in September 2018, where he covers Russia and the EU’s eastern neighbourhood. His research interests focus on EU-Russia relations, Russia’s foreign and security policy in the post-Soviet region, protracted conflicts and the EU’s relations with the Eastern Partnership (EaP) states. Before joining the EUISS, Stanislav was a Senior Research Fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (2014-2016) and a Policy Analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels (2016-2017). He also previously had been a Research Fellow at the NATO Defence College in Rome (2006), the Institute for European Politics in Berlin (2009-2010) and the New Europe College in Bucharest (2011-2012). He worked on research projects addressing political and security developments in EU’s eastern neighbourhood for the European Council on Foreign Relations (2007-2009) and Freedom House (2012-2013). Stanislav holds a PhD from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest.