Ivan Krastev (1965) is a Bulgarian political scientist and commentator. He is currently chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM). He teaches, speaks, and writes many times about the crisis of democracy in Europe. He is the author of provocative books such as In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don’t Trust Our Leaders? (2013) and Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest (2014).