is a political scientist and historian. He is Directeur de recherche at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Paris, and Visiting Professor at the Collège d’Europe, Brügge. His publications include: “Die Dilemmata der Europäischen Union. Anatomie einer Krise”, in: Transit – Europäische Revue (2006); International Perspectives on the Balkans (2003); The Road to the European Union: The Czech and the Slovak Republik (Ed., 2003); Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned (2000).