Denis Cenușa is an Associate expert at the Eastern European Studies Centre (Lithuania) and the think tank “Expert-Group” (Moldova). He is currently based in Germany, where he is pursuing his doctoral studies at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen. Mr. Cenusa provides consultancy services on risk and crisis management, critical infrastructure, energy security, geopolitics in the post-Soviet space, and geostrategy at the intersection of Russia, China, and the Global South.

Mr. Cenusa has a Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Poland (2013). He is also a student of the Advanced Program in EU Law and Economics at Riga Law Faculty (2014) and of the London School of Economics Online Course on Risk and Crisis Management (2022). He is an alumnus of the US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (2020). He also completed a fellowship at the Eastern European Studies Center in Vilnius (2022).

He conducted research projects carried out by European and American think tanks and foundations, such as Oxford Analytica and RUSI (UK), Riddle (Latvia), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Moldova), Zentrum Liberale Moderne (Germany), Friedrich Naumann Foundation ( Moldova) ), Intellinews (Estonia), German Economic Team (Germany); Geostrategy Council (UK); New Eastern Europe (Poland); Center for International and Eastern European Studies (Germany), Italian Institute for International Political Studies among others.

Over the past 10 years, Mr. Cenusa has written over 300 analytical articles, policy briefs, scholarly articles, and reports in Romanian, English, and Russian. From 2015 to 2023, he co-edited five books with Michael Emerson, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels, on topics linked to the Europeanization of Eastern Europe. He has also written book chapters related to critical infrastructure and energy security. He has been quoted by various regional and international media outlets in English, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish languages, such as El Confidencial, El Periódico, Liberation, Le Figaro, CNN, ABC News Australia, Meduza, Delfi, and others.