Ulrich Speck

Visiting Scholar
Carnegie Europe
Speck was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.


PhD, Modern History, University of Frankfurt


English; French; German

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Ulrich Speck is no longer with Carnegie Europe.

Ulrich Speck was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels. His research focused on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.

Since 2009, he has edited the Global Europe Brief, a weekly EU foreign policy newsletter widely circulated among decisionmakers in Brussels and other European capitals.

From 2010 to 2013, Speck was an associate fellow at the Madrid-based think tank FRIDE. Prior to that he worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and Brussels, and in 2006 he was a fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC.

Speck writes a monthly foreign policy column for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a leading Swiss daily. He has published widely on German and European foreign policy and transatlantic relations. He co-edited Empire America: Perspectives on a New World Order (Empire Amerika. Perspektiven einer neuen Weltordnung; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2003), which asks whether the United States can be called an empire, as well as books on the revolution of 1848 and modern anti-Semitism.

  • Putin
    Op-Ed Intersection Project August 13, 2015
    Russia’s Challenge to the International Order

    To defend the rules of the current international order, the West should push back against Russia and support Ukraine in its effort to build a capable state and a viable economy.

  • Germany
    Council on Foreign Relations August 4, 2015
    The View From Germany on Greece

    Germany’s insistence on reform during Greek bailout negotiations is not about inflicting humiliation. Rather, it’s about making Greece economically viable in the long term.

  • Merkel
    Op-Ed EUobserver July 28, 2015
    The Greek Crisis: What’s Germany up to?

    The Greek crisis revealed that Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor Angela Merkel have different priorities regarding the future of the eurozone.

  • Tsipras
    Strategic Europe July 13, 2015
    Turning Tsipras’s Loss Into Victory

    For Greece to transform its economy, the Greek government must start to see Brussels, Paris, and Berlin not as enemies but as partners for change.

  • ENP
    Op-Ed EUobserver May 18, 2015
    EU Faces Tough Choices in the Neighborhood

    The EU needs to realize that its neighborhood policy is a political not a technical tool, operating in a politicized environment where major conflicts take place.

  • Putin
    Op-Ed Berlin Policy Journal May 13, 2015
    Crying Foul

    The world’s state system is not a Darwinist reality in which weaker states have to be prepared to face an attack by more powerful ones.

  • Article March 26, 2015
    German Power and the Ukraine Conflict

    The Ukraine crisis has revealed both the strengths of German foreign policy—diplomatic skill and economic power—and its weakness—a lack of military muscle.

  • Eurasia Outlook March 3, 2015
    How Will Nemtsov’s Murder Change Political Life in Russia?

    In the wake of the murder of one of Russia’s most fervent opposition leaders, Boris Nemtsov, Russia remains less in a state of shock than in a state of confusion about what this means for the country’s future. Eurasia Outlook asked Carnegie’s experts to share their thoughts on how the event will change political life in Russia.

  • Ukraine
    Op-Ed CNN February 25, 2015
    How Ukraine Can Beat Vladimir Putin

    Ukraine’s best hope for peace is to wind down the war with Russia and to use the breathing space for much-needed reform.

  • EU; US
    Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies February 25, 2015
    The Renaissance of the West

    The West is being challenged in unprecedented ways that threaten its core values and cohesion. How should Europe and the United States react to Russia’s renewed aggression?

  • June 1, 2015 Brussels
    Ukraine Unrest: Unraveling Post–Cold War Order?

    Despite the Ukraine crisis being the most serious between Russia and the West since the Cold War, the West must not forget the importance of stable relations with Moscow.

  • September 29, 2014 Moscow
    The Prospects for EU/Germany-Russia Relations

    The current conflict between the European Union and Russia is a clash between a postmodern world, in which states prefer to use soft power to achieve their foreign policy goals, and a modern one, in which the use of force in foreign policy is considered acceptable.

  • Munich Security Conference
    February 2, 2014 Munich
    Carnegie Live From the Munich Security Conference

    Carnegie was on the ground at the 50th annual Munich Security Conference to give readers exclusive access to the debates and discussions as they unfolded.

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