Iveta Cherneva

Iveta Cherneva is an author and commentator on global governance and international organizations, security, human rights, and sustainability. Her career includes work for the UN, U.S. Congress, Oxford University, and think tanks in several of the world's diplomatic capitals. Iveta is the author of Trafficking for Begging (2011); The UN Security Council, the ICJ, and Judicial Review (2013); editor of The Business Case for Sustainable Finance (2012); and co-author of Regulating the Global Security Industry (2009). Appointed Atlantic Council young leader in 2012 and William H. Donner Human Rights Fellow in 2007, she is a frequent commentator in international news media. Iveta has testified before the UN Working Group on business and human rights.

Fletcher Forum articles by Iveta Cherneva:


What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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The New Deal for Fragile States: How to Measure Progress

January 11, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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The New Deal for Fragile States is a departure from the traditional donor-centered approach, but it remains to be seen whether the country-led framework will yield better results.

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Bulgaria’s Twitter Revolution

July 15, 2013 by Iveta Cherneva
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The protests in Bulgaria—along with those recent and ongoing in Turkey, Brazil, and Egypt—represent a global movement with a common demand: a more responsive political system.

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How to Get Assad

April 4, 2012 by Iveta Cherneva

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is often criticized for its limited reach and activity, especially in high-profile cases of mass violence and atrocities. The Court’s hands often seem to be tied due to lack of political will or enforcement mechanisms — but most importantly, due to related issues of legal jurisdiction. It can be very […]

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