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PhD Candidate
Leuven International and European Studies Institute (University of Leuven, KU Leuven)


Areas of Expertise
Diplomacy,  European Union, Global Governance, Intergovernmental Organizations,  International Affairs,  International Organizations,  Peace and Security,  The Responsibility to Protect,  United Nations

Region of Focus
Europe,  North Africa,  The Middle East

Yf Reykers is a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). He conducts his research at the Leuven International and European Studies Institute at KU Leuven and is a former visiting scholar at New York University. His research focuses on the relationship between the United Nations Security Council and regional organisations in military operations.

Recent Publications

Reykers, Y., Smeets, N. (2015). Losing control: a principal-agent analysis of Russia in the United Nations Security Council’s decision-making towards the Libya crisis. East European Politics, 31 (4), 10.1080/21599165.2015.1070729, 369-387.