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Richard Youngs


Professor of International and European Politics

Tel: +44 (24) 765 75747
Room: B0.01

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Prof Richard Youngs joined PAIS in September 2004 to lecture on a part-time basis. He obtained his BA (Hons) at Cambridge University, and his MA and PhD from Warwick University. He has held positions as analyst at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; research fellow to an EU project on democracy promotion; and from 2001-2004, EU Marie Curie Fellow, based at the Norwegian Institute for International Relations in Oslo.

Youngs is a Senior Associate for Carnegie Europe and publishes frequent blog pieces, short essays and policy papers at Carnegie Europe. These can be found here.

Research interests

Prof Youngs's research focuses mainly on democracy promotion and democratisation, European foreign policy, energy security, and the MENA region. He has written several books on different elements of European external policy and published over forty articles and working papers, while writing regularly in national and international media. His latest work is Europe’s Decline and Fall: the struggle against global irrelevance (Profile Books, 2010).

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