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Kristian Hristov

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Period of internship: Jun 05 - Jul 31, 2019

Working at CSD has been an informative and enjoyable experience. I interned at CSD’s Security program, working on a range of projects:
-The European Union’s 2016-2020 Drug Strategy Assessment
-An assessment of Illegal Logging in Bulgaria (the first of its kind)
-Far Right Action Readiness in Bulgaria
-Independent research on the Turkish purchase of the S-400 air defense system

I chose to intern at the Center in order to gain insight on how think tanks work and the environment inside of one. My experience at the Center has provided a broad range of perspectives on issues facing Bulgarian and European security as a whole.

CSD’s staff and management are highly competent, motivated individuals who will do everything in their power to ensure the timely completion of their respective projects.

I would like to thank the incredible individuals at CSD for this opportunity, my fellow interns for sharing this unique experience and I would encourage anyone interested in public policy or international relations to apply for an internship at the Center.

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