Velko Attanassoff, PhD is a
1998-graduate of the NDU. In 2004 he earned a two-year scholarship under the US
Counterterrorism Fellowship Program.
In 2006 he obtained an honorary dual master degree - Master of Arts in National Security Studies (Middle East Regional Studies) and Master of Science in Defense Analysis (Low Intensity Conflict) from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in
Currently, he is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Security
and International Studies (ISIS) and also lectures “Contemporary Islam” as an
adjunct professor at the International Security M. A. Program of the
International Relations Department of the
His research interests are in the field of Islamic activism and collective action (i.e. revolutions, rebellions, and social movements) in Muslim societies.
He is presently involved as a researcher in the MultiPart Project under EU
VII Framework Convention and also in the