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Nikki Ikani

Assitant Professor

Name
Dr. N. Ikani
Telephone
+31 70 800 9506
E-mail
n.ikani@fgga.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0001-7625-0530

Dr. Nikki Ikani is Assistant Professor Intelligence and Security. Her key interests are European Security and processes of warning and anticipation of international crises. Her work connects the fields of International Relations, Public Administration and Intelligence Studies. In 2023, Nikki won a NWO Veni Grant for her research project From Alert to Action: the difficult journey of warnings in international politics. Nikki Ikani is a member of the FGGA Faculty Council and the coordinator of the minor in Intelligence Studies. She is also a research fellow at the War Studies Department of King’s College London.

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Dr. Nikki Ikani is Assistant Professor of Intelligence and Security. Her key interests are European Security and processes of warning and anticipation of international crises. Her work connects the fields of International Relations, Public Administration and Intelligence Studies.

Nikki Ikani has published in amongst others the Journal of European Integration, Geopolitics, Intelligence and National Security, and European Security. She is also the author of Crisis and Change in European Union Foreign Policy (Manchester University Press, 2021) and co-editor of Estimative Intelligence in European Foreign Policymaking (Edinburgh University Press, 2022). 

In 2023, she won a NWO Veni Grant for her research project From Alert to Action: the difficult journey of warnings in international politics, which seeks to investigate and improve our understanding of how warnings about international crises "travel" through the EU and NATO. Her research findings are further disseminated in Dutch and international media outlets, including NRC, EU Observer, and Radio France Internationale.

Nikki Ikani is the coordinator of the minor Intelligence Studies. She also coordinates the European Strategic Dialogue, a seminar series which organises quarterly sessions that touch upon the security and defence policies of the Netherlands, Germany, France and the EU, and is a member of the FGGA Faculty Council. She is also managing editor at the literary magazine Poets Reading the News and a Research Fellow at the War Studies Department of King’s College London.

Prior to joining Leiden University, Nikki Ikani was a PhD researcher and postdoctoral research associate at King’s College London. 

Assitant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs
  • Intelligence

Work address

Wijnhaven
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 4.33

Contact

  • King's College London Visiting Research Fellow War Studies
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