Areas of Expertise

  • EU foreign policy, Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP)
  • Strategic communications and disinformation
  • India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan


English, German, French

John-Joseph Wilkins has been working as an associate fellow at DGAP and an independent analyst since 2021. While he focuses on domestic and security matters in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, he also works on issues related to EU defense.

In addition, Wilkins is a senior associate and senior operations manager at the Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy, Ireland.

Previously, Wilkins was the public information officer at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in both Paris and Brussels, where he handled communications and outreach and contributed to publications in an editorial and research capacity. He also worked in the Political Section of the EU Delegation to India and Bhutan in Delhi, and served in the Royal Yeomanry, Westminster Dragoons, of the British Army Reserve.

Wilkins received a BA Hons in German with political studies from Royal Holloway, University of London, and graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2010 with an MSc in European studies.