Yvonni Efstathiou currently serves as Political Officer at the EU Delegation to the United Arab Emirates. She has previously worked in the EU Delegation in Madagascar and at the International Institute for Strategic Research (IISS) in London, as a Defense Analyst. Her portfolio focused on naval military capabilities and security in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the MENA region. Yvonni specializes in the European defense cooperation package (PESCO, EDF, CARD), EU-NATO relations and the Turkish Defense Industry. She regularly comments on defense and military issues for international media outlets such as the BBC and Defense News. She has studied History and Political Science and holds a Master's degree in Security Studies from UCL.
Political Officer at the EU Delegation to the United Arab Emirates