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David Cadier

David-CadierDavid Cadier is Visitng Senior Fellow at The Finnish Institute of International Affairs. 

He was previously a Fellow in International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS and a teaching fellow in the International Relations Department at the LSE. 

Dr Cadier earned his PhD in Political Sciences and European Studies from Sciences Po (Paris) in 2012. His Dissertation, supervised by Professor Jacques Rupnik, analysed the foreign policies of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia since their accession to the EU. 

Dr Cadier was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Washington (2011), a guest researcher at the Prague Institute of International Relations (2010) and a visiting scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston (2009). He held teaching positions in International Politics and European Affairs at Charles University in Prague (2010) and at Sciences Po in Lille (2012). Finally, he had professional experiences at the OSCE Headquarters in Vienna (External Cooperation Section at the Office of the Secretary General) (2007), at the OSCE Mission to Serbia (2008) and at the French Embassy to Estonia (2006).  

Areas of Expertise

  • Central Europe
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • EU policies towards the East: European Neighbourhood Policy and EU-Russia relations
  • Transatlantic relations


“European Endowment for Democracy: Institutionalizing Central and Eastern European democracy promotion model at the EU level?” (with Kristina Mikulova), in Benedetta Berti, Kristina Mikulova and Nicu Popescu (eds), Democratization of  EU Foreign Policy? The Role of New Member States, Routledge, October 2015

Russia’s foreign policy: ideas, domestic politics and external relations (co-edited with Margot Light), Palgrave, Palgrave Studies in International Relations, July 2015

“Policies towards the post-soviet space: the Eurasian Economic Union as an attempt to develop Russia's structural power?” in David Cadier & Margot Light (eds), Russia’s foreign policy: international perceptions, domestic politics and  external relations, 2015, pp. 156-74.

“Conclusion: foreign policy as the continuation of domestic politics by other means” in David Cadier & Margot Light (eds), Russia’s foreign policy: international perceptions, domestic politics and external relations, 2015, pp. 204-216.

“The Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic”, in Federiga Bindi (ed.), National Foreign Policies and EU Foreign Policy: Conflict or Convergence?, Brookings Institution Press, 2015 (forthcoming)

“Between Eastern Partnership and Eurasian Union: towards an EU-Russia competition in their common neighbourhood?”, Global Policy, Vol. 5, Issue s1, October 2014

“Après le retour à l’Europe: convergences et contrastes dans les politiques étrangères des pays d’Europe centrale” [After the Return to Europe : Convergences and Contrasts in the foreign policies of Central European countries], Politique Etrangère, September 2012/3

“Can Civil Society play a role in Foreign Policy? Societal groups and parastate organizations in the Czech Republic”, in Sabine Fischer and Heiko Pleines (eds), Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, Ibidem publishers, Stuttgart, 2010 

Policy Papers & Reports 

The Geopolitics of Eurasian Economic Integration  (editor), LSE IDEAS Special Report 19, June 2014

“The End of the EU-Russia Entredeux”, in David Cadier (ed.), The Geopolitics of Eurasian Integration, June 2014. 

French Foreign Policy Toward Central Eastern Europe” (with Elsa Tulmets), DGAPanalyse  Number 11, German Council on Foreign Relations, May 2014

“Is the European Neighbourhood Policy a substitute for enlargement?”, in The Crisis of EU enlargement, LSE IDEAS Report, November 2013

New and Evolving Trends in International Security” (co-edited with Anne-Marie Le Gloannec and Bastien Irondelle), TRANSWORLD Working Papers No 13, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), April 2013

The EULEX Mission in Kosovo”, Transatlantic Security Papers, Centre For Transatlantic Relations/ Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, June 2011


15/07/2015: LSE IDEAS Strategic Breakfast discussion on the internal drivers of Russia’s foreign policy

26/06/15: Spoke at the Dahrendorf Forum workshop ‘EU-Russia relations Unpacking the stalemate’

19/03/15: Participated in an expert discussion at the EU Select Committee of the House of Lords Seminar on the Committee’s Report the EU and Russia: Before and beyond the Crisis in Ukraine

03/03/15: Gave a talk at King’s College entitled ‘Eastern Partnership vs Eurasian Economic Union? Nature and policy implications of the EU-Russia geo-economic rivalry’

04/12/14: Chaired Energy Policy in Light of the Ukraine Crisis event at LSE, hosted by the European Institute and the European Council on Foreign Relations.

28/11/14: Dahrendorf Experts Discussion at the Hertie School entitled 'Russia’s Eurasia Policies and the Ukraine Crisis: implications for the EU'

Dr David Cadier presented the findings of our LSE IDEAS report The Geopolitics of Eurasian Economic Integration  at a policy experts discussion organised at the Hertie in the framework of the Dahrendorf Forum. Other speakers included report-contributor Dr Susan Stewart from the SWP and Michael Nowak as discussant from the policy planning unit of the German MFA.

Executive MSc International Strategy and Diplomacy