Yanko Yordanov is an Associate of ISIS since 2009.
He is a Ph.D. student at the International Law and International Relations Department of the Faculty of Law at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations and a Master degree in International Security from the same faculty.
He has completed the Basic Course in Diplomacy at the Diplomatic Institute to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Professional Course in Foreign Policy of India at the Foreign Service Institute to the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.
Since 2009 he has been working for the UN and Cooperation for Development Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
His research interests are in the fields of China’s foreign policy, EU-China relations, China-India relations, UN peacekeeping etc.
His important publications are: 1) „Bosnia and Herzegovina in Chinese Foreign Policy”, in “Democracy and Security in Southeastern Europe” Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 8/9, Sarajevo, 2011; 2) „Multipolarity or Multilateral Cooperation – the New Emerging Powers` Dilemma”, International Relations Magazine, n 2, Sofia, 2012,; 3) “China’s energy policy and its external dimensions”, in Ph.D. Students’ Forum: Dialogues in the Field of International Relations, Security, Human Rights and EU Studies, University Research Complex for the Humanities “Alma Mater”, University Press “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, 2013. 4) He is among the researchers working on Sofia University’s Research Complex for the Humanities “Alma Mater” project under the name of “Centers of Power in International Relations, Their Interaction and the Polarity Issue in the XXI Century: Implications for the Security Policy of EU and Bulgaria”.