Staff and Associates

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NATO Watch has a director and a number of associates with expertise in a wide range of NATO-related issues. Associates are listed below in alphabetical order (For a list of Associates in alphabetical order by country of location, please click here). Please click the name for a more detailed profile. Associates participate on an individual basis and any listed affiliation is for identification purposes only.

This informal grouping of NATO Watch Associates is the most crucial aspect of the project: they are the eyes and ears for monitoring developments across an Alliance that directly affects over 20% of the global population. Our aim is to have at least one NATO Watch Associate in each Member, Partner and Contact country. There is no obligation on the associates whatsoever (other than agreeing to having a photo and profile posted on this website) and contributions to the work of NATO Watch are entirely voluntary and on an 'opt-in' basis. So, if you share our aims and would like to contribute to NATO Watch in some way, for example, by writing briefings, reviewing or taking part in research project bids, writing book reviews, or simply fielding some of the media enquiries that come in, please contact Ian Davis.

We are looking to create a diverse grouping of associates with a wide-range of political and organisational affiliations, as well as national perspectives from all corners of the Alliance's membership and outreach. We believe that the credibility of NATO Watch will benefit from having a pool of associates that includes the most trenchant critics of NATO as well as former Alliance officials.

14th
Jun
2010

Anna Sliwon

Anna graduated at the University of Bradford in May 2010 with a BA in International Relations and Security Stud

24th
Feb
2010

Dr Martin A Smith

Martin A. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

24th
Feb
2010

Ivan Sotirov

Director of NATO Information Center at the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.

14th
Nov
2012

Rachel Staley

Rachel Staley has been the Programme Support Officer at the British American Security Information Council since 2011.

24th
Feb
2010

Mladen Staničić

Mladen is Head of the Department for International Economic and Political Relations, within the Institute for International Relations in Zagreb, where he has been based since 1978.

24th
Feb
2010

Michal Thim

Michal has been the Director of the Research Center of the Association for International Affairs in Prague since August 2007.

9th
Dec
2011

Wilbert van der Zeijden

Wilbert van der Zeijden is an international relations specialist working for the Nuclear Disarmament team of IKV Pax Christi in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

30th
Apr
2012

Zoran P.Visak

Original publication date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012 (All day)

Zoran was born in Belgrade, Serbia.

24th
Feb
2010

Mark Webber

Mark Webber is Professor of International Politics and Head of the Department of the School of Government and Society at the Un