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Mihai Sebastian Chihaia
Policy Analyst
Mihai Sebastian Chihaia is a Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World Programme. He works mainly on Middle East political and security issues, EU-Middle East relations, as well as EU foreign policy aspects and European defence integration.

Before joining EPC, Mihai worked for the European Business Summit and prior to that he was part of the Security and Defense Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States where he focused on transatlantic relations, US foreign policy, cybersecurity and NATO policies.

He previously gained experience in the Secretariat General of the European Commission on political and security issues and in the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Middle East affairs.

Mihai Chihaia holds a BA in International Relations and European Studies and a MA in Security Studies and European Integration from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania combined with different scholarships at University of Beira Interior and Tel Aviv University where he gained firsthand insights on European politics and the Middle East. He is currently undertaking a PhD focused on global powers competition in the Middle East.

PROGRAMME

Europe in the World

PROJECTs

Areas of expertise

Middle East political and security issues, EU-Middle East relations, security and defence, EU foreign policy, Black Sea region, hybrid threats

Current positions

Education

BA in International Relations and European Studies
MA in Security Studies and European Integration from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

Languages

Romanian, English, French, Portuguese (basic), Hebrew (basic).

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Publications

Iran / COMMENTARY
Six years later, the need for the Iran nuclear deal is as strong as ever
By Amanda Paul , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia - 14/07/2021
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


Contributions

Security & defence / PODCAST
NATO Summit wrap-up: The road to 2030
Mihai Sebastian Chihaia participated in the EPC podcast discussing the outcome of the NATO Summit and the NATO 2030 agenda. The podcast can be listened to here.

EPC Podcast
17 June 2021 - ,
European Policy Centre
Foreign policy / INTERVIEW
The end of the Netanyahu era
Mihai Chihaia was interviewed by TVNET on the changes in the Israeli domestic politics and the future of the new governing coalition. The article can be found here (in Latvian).

Interview by TVNET
06 June 2021 - ,
TVNET
Foreign policy / INTERVIEW
Nahost-Konflikt: Die EU zahlt ohne Einfluss
Mihai Sebastian Chihaia was interviewed by Deutsche Welle regarding the EU's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The article is available here (in German).

Interview by Deutsche Welle
18 May 2021 - ,
Deutsche Welle


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