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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. 


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



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
Eastern Partnership / COMMENTARY
Lessons from the Eastern Partnership: Looking back to move forward
By Amanda Paul , Ionela Ciolan - 14/12/2021
Terrorism & radicalisation / DISCUSSION PAPER
Hiding in plain sight? Disguised compliance by terrorist offenders
By Amanda Paul , Ian Acheson - 09/11/2021


Georgia / OP-ED
Thirteen years on – 20% of Georgia is still occupied by Russia
Amanda Paul and Iana Maisuradze wrote an op-ed on the current situation in Georgia 13 years after the 2008 war. You can read it here

Thirteen years on – 20% of Georgia is still occupied by Russia
06 August 2021 - ,
Ukraine / QUOTE
Dangerous debt: China lends money to Ukraine with strings attached
Amanda Paul is quoted in the Kyiv Post's article entitled "Dangerous debt: China lends money to Ukraine with strings attached". You can read it here.

05 August 2021 - ,
Kyiv Post
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 - ,

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