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Maxime Sierro
Programme Assistant
Maxime Sierro is Programme Assistant in the Europe in the World Programme at the European Policy Centre. Before joining the EPC, he worked as a junior researcher at the Swiss Embassy in Italy, where he worked extensively on Italian foreign policy and broader Mediterranean issues. Prior to that, he worked as a trainee for the Security and Defence Programme at the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of United States.

Maxime is a reserve officer of the Swiss army and was deployed for one tour to Kosovo as a staff officer of the Swiss contingent of the KFOR.

He holds an MA in Global Peace, Security and Strategic Studies, cum laude, from Vesalius College (now the Brussels school of Governance). His thesis focused on Russian foreign policy and its relations to China in the Central Asian region. It was called: “Russian Foreign Policy , China and Central Asia - Chinese Influence in the Russian Central Asian Foreign Policy


Europe in the World


Areas of expertise

European defence and security challenges, Mediterranean political and security issues, Sub-Saharan Africa political and security issues, Russian foreign and defence policy, security and strategy, peace processes

Current positions


BA in International Relations, Concentration on International Politics, University of Geneva
MA in Global Peace, Security and Strategic Studies, Vesalius College (now Brussels School of Governance)


Fluent in French, English, Italian and German. Russian (basic) Spanish (basic) and Swedish (basic



Security & defence / COMMENTARY
Time for Europe to stop hitting the security snooze button
By Ricardo Borges de Castro , Maxime Sierro - 04/07/2022
Foreign policy / OUTLOOK PAPER
Europe in the world in 2022: The transatlantic comeback?
By Amanda Paul , Ivano di Carlo , Guillaume Van der Loo , Réka Koleszár , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia , Ricardo Borges de Castro , Iana Maisuradze , Ionela Ciolan , Maxime Sierro - 21/01/2022

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