Asya Metodieva follows political and media developments in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She is currently involved in a project on digital sovereignty in Europe at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, where she works as a researcher. Additionally, she is a visiting fellow with the Engaging Central Europe program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Asya earned her PhD from Central European University for her research on the radicalization and mobilization of radical and extremist movements. Her book on foreign Islamist fighters from the Balkans was published by Routledge in 2023. Previously, she was a fellow with Visegrád Insight (2020), Re-Think CEE (2019), and LSE Ideas (2018). She is currently engaged at the Thomson Foundation as a Media Support Coordinator.