Experts - Kosovo
Ardian Arifaj is an analyst and member of Kosovo’s Foreign Policy Club, the region’s leading foreign affairs think tank.
He began his professional career as a journalist and member of the team that launched Koha Ditore, the most influential Albanian language daily newspaper in Kosovo, in April 1997. He covered both the war in Kosovo and its aftermath.
In 2003, Mr. Arifaj left journalism to join the International Crisis Group’s Kosovo office as an analyst. A year later he was hired by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo as a Political Affairs Officer. In 2008, he moved to the International Civilian Office and EU Special Representative Office as a Political Affairs Officer, where he remained for two years.
Mr. Arifaj has a degree in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Pristina, Kosovo, and an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics, in the UK.
He lives in Pristina, Kosovo, with his wife and daughter.