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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  • European Exhaustion, or: The Lessons of 1918
    • Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    European Exhaustion, or: The Lessons of 1918

    November 11, 1918, marked not only the end of World War I but also the beginning of Europe’s great exhaustion. The impact of that can still be felt today.

  • The Eerie Silence Before the EU Reform Storm
    • Tuesday, November 04, 2014

    The Eerie Silence Before the EU Reform Storm

    The current combination of challenges facing the EU is extreme, even by the union’s crisis-ridden standards. That calls for an equally momentous reform effort.

  • The Right Kind of German Leadership for Europe
    • Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    The Right Kind of German Leadership for Europe

    Germany needs to redevelop a clear idea of where it wants the European Union to be, and it needs to start building alliances to work toward that objective.

  • Four Reasons Why European Foreign Policy Sleeps
    • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Four Reasons Why European Foreign Policy Sleeps

    Despite a range of challenges and threats, EU member states show little sign of developing a robust, unified foreign policy anytime soon. Four major weaknesses are to blame.

  • Welcome to the Bubble, Mrs. Mogherini
    • Tuesday, October 07, 2014

    Welcome to the Bubble, Mrs. Mogherini

    The EU machinery suffers from a culture of nonexecutive nonchalance. That may well be the biggest stumbling block for the union’s incoming foreign policy supremo.

  • A Battle Plan for NATO’s New Secretary General
    • Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    A Battle Plan for NATO’s New Secretary General

    NATO’s new boss, Jens Stoltenberg, enters office at a crucial time of strategic positioning for the alliance. He has a number of difficult tasks ahead of him.

  • The West’s Negative Downward Spiral Psycho Trap
    • Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    The West’s Negative Downward Spiral Psycho Trap

    Many voices have lamented the West’s impending decline. That apprehension is misplaced, as the decline is imagined: the only thing the West has to fear is fear itself.

  • Now David Cameron Can Make History
    • Friday, September 19, 2014

    Now David Cameron Can Make History

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has been given the opportunity to fundamentally reshape the political landscape of a country toward a more modern design.

  • Why the EU Will Fail as Ukraine’s Guarantor
    • Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Why the EU Will Fail as Ukraine’s Guarantor

    For the first time in its history, the EU has become a regional guarantee power. Yet the union and its member states so far lack the capacity to maintain that role in the long term.

  • Three Questions on NATO
    • Friday, September 05, 2014

    Three Questions on NATO

    As NATO’s much-anticipated summit in Wales continues, Carnegie Europe has asked a selection of experts three questions on the major developments to emerge from the meeting.

Education

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

Languages
  • English
  • German
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