Jan Techau

Director
Carnegie Europe

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.

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  • Reforming the World’s Voice of Reason
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Reforming the World’s Voice of Reason

    The BBC is the voice of liberty and democracy around the world. Reforming the corporation is a matter of concern not just for audiences but also for foreign policy pundits.

  • A Russian Intervention in Syria?
    • Tuesday, September 08, 2015

    A Russian Intervention in Syria?

    Russian air strikes in defense of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad might be the least bad option in a conflict that offers no promising solutions.

  • France Has a Few Ideas for Europe
    • Tuesday, September 01, 2015

    France Has a Few Ideas for Europe

    Paris has taken the initiative in proposing more political integration for the eurozone. The plan is commendable but has significant shortcomings too.

  • The Autumn of Our Discontent?
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    The Autumn of Our Discontent?

    Between now and the end of 2015, a number of fundamental crises will combine to push the capacity for European policymaking to its limits.

  • The Euro Shows the Way for the EU
    • Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    The Euro Shows the Way for the EU

    Europeans must save the euro and, more importantly, draw the consequences of the current crisis. That means preparing for political union.

  • The Economic Great Game for Peace in Eastern Europe
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    The Economic Great Game for Peace in Eastern Europe

    Whatever new geopolitical order emerges between the EU, Ukraine, and Russia, will rest on a joint understanding about the economic relationship between the three.

  • Drowning Boat People and the Nervous Breakdown of EU Politics
    • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Drowning Boat People and the Nervous Breakdown of EU Politics

    The Mediterranean refugee crisis is just a part of a comprehensive public policy failure by the EU and its member states in the field of migration.

  • The European Strategy Ingredient List
    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    The European Strategy Ingredient List

    Ten key qualities the EU needs to make its foreign policy strategic.

  • The Steinmeier Review of German Foreign Policy
    • Thursday, March 19, 2015

    The Steinmeier Review of German Foreign Policy

    The German foreign minister has launched a valuable review of his country’s foreign policy. The project should lead to a new culture of strategic thinking in Germany.

  • The Illusion of an Independent EU Army
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    The Illusion of an Independent EU Army

    Despite recent calls for an EU army, Europeans should be under no illusions that they are and will remain dependent on the United States for their defense.

Education

MA, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel 
Exchange Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University 

Languages
  • English
  • German
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