Techau was the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.
Jan Techau is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment.
Jan Techau was the director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.
Before joining Carnegie in March 2011, Techau served in the NATO Defense College’s Research Division from February 2010 until February 2011. He was director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between 2006 and 2010, and from 2001 to 2006 he served at the German Ministry of Defense’s Press and Information Department.
Techau is an associate scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis and an associate fellow at both the German Council on Foreign Relations and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He is a regular contributor to German and international news media and writes a weekly column for Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe blog.
The division between countries inside and outside the eurozone is set to become a full-fledged rupture between supporters and opponents of a European political union.
A recent article by Germany’s foreign minister sidesteps the key foreign policy questions to which Berlin’s allies are looking for answers.
The recently unveiled EU global strategy is an unusually thoughtful and rich document. The EU’s leaders would be well-advised to study it.
There is nothing particularly existential about the refugee crisis. The real threat to the EU remains the unreformed eurozone.
The pace and complexity of international politics has become truly dizzying. Is it possible to boil the world’s priorities down to just three big issues?
Campaigners who want Britain to leave the European Union misunderstand the basic mechanics of globalization.
Dealing with Russia requires not only a soft approach based on trust and common ground. It also needs dialogue and cooperation underpinned by Western strength.
On April 1, news breaks that an emergency EU-Russia summit will be held in Belarus on the day of a critical Dutch referendum on Ukraine.
Instead of dismissing the nation as a thing of the past, Europe needs to learn from it and emulate its ability to create solidarity.
Despite German attempts to put the refugee crisis at the heart of debates at the 2016 Munich Security Conference, the issue that tops all others is Syria.