Pavol Demeš is an independent foreign policy analyst, civil society expert and TV anchor. He is a non-resident senior transatlantic fellow with GMF US and is a board member of the European Endowment for Democracy. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989 he served as Executive Director of the Slovak Academic Information Agency–Service Center for the Third Sector. In 1991–1992 he was Slovak Minister of International Relations and then Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Slovak Republic (1993–1997). From 2000 until September 2010 he was Director for Central and Eastern Europe of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He has his own TV programme on international relations and diplomacy on tasr.tv and publishes articles and books on international relations and civil society.