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Researchers and Faculty Advisers

The Research Division is manned by a team of Researchers and Faculty Advisors that research on NATO-related issues.


The NATO Defense College offers a number of fellowships each year in the field of defence and security policy research related to NATO and its Partners.

  • Andrea Chiampan BIO

    Andrea Chiampan

    Visiting Scholar

    Areas of expertise:
    Nuclear weapons, arms control, and transatlantic diplomacy.
  • Dimitry Course BIO

    Dimitry Course

    Mediterranean Dialogue Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    Russia's politics and foreign policy State-building in the Post-Soviet space
  • Gorana Grgić  BIO

    Gorana Grgić

    Partners Across the Globe Research Fellow

    Publications at NDC
    Areas of expertise:
    US politics and foreign policy, transatlantic relations, conflict resolution and democratisation.
  • Julia Rushchenko BIO

    Julia Rushchenko

    Partnership for Peace Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    Radicalisation, prisons, counter extremism and gender
  • Benjamin Zyla  BIO

    Benjamin Zyla

    Visiting Scholar

    Areas of expertise:
    International organizations, peace- and state-building operations, foreign policy
Fellows work on a NATO-relevant topic throughout their fellowship at the NDC. Their papers are then published in one of the NDC Series.

Non-Resident Associate Fellows

The NDC created in 2019 a new category of researchers affiliated to the NDC Research Division: the Non-Resident Associate Fellows (NRAFs).
NRAFs support the College through their expertise on areas that are relevant to the NDC and NATO's broader agenda.
Current Non-Resident Associate Fellows are Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi from the Royal United Services Institute (UK), Thomas G. Mahnken from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Antonio Missiroli, former NATO Assistant Secretary General, Andrew Monaghan from the University of Oxford, and Sten Rynning from the University of Southern Denmark.