Author Maia Dimitrova

Maia Dimitrova

Maia Dimitrova is contributor at the International Security Observer (ISO). Maia is a contributing analyst for Wikistrat. The focus of her work is economic and political risk analysis; international security, geopolitics, international relations, and US foreign policy. Ms. Dimitrova earned her M.A. at Sofia University, Bulgaria, and her M.S. in Global Affairs at New York University. During the course of her academic training, she completed a graduate specialization at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and a post-graduate specialization at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. She is fluent in French, English, Russian, Czech, and Bulgarian. She lives in New York.


In many ways, post-war Chechnya has faired very well. Just about ten years ago, the extent of the republic’s destruction was compared to that of the battle for Stalingrad. Now,…


Last month, Bulgaria became the next country in which fiscal austerity was rejected.  Until the end of 2012, at least on the surface, this poorest member of the EU, with…