Languages: English, French, German
Areas of Expertise: European integration & reform; European foreign and security policy; Germany in Europe
Almut Möller is a senior policy fellow and has been head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations since October 2015. She has published widely on European affairs, foreign and security policy, and Germany's role in the EU, and is a frequent commentator in the German and international media.
Möller started her career in the think tank world at the Centre for Applied Policy Research at LMU University in Munich and then worked as an independent political analyst in London, focussing on EU-Middle East relations. Before joining ECFR she led the Europe programme at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Research fellowships have taken her to Renmin University of China in Beijing, the Al Ahram Center for Political and Security Studies in Cairo and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., where she continues to engage as a non-resident fellow.
Möller is a member of the extended board of Women in International Security (WIIS.de) as well as a member of the Strategic Council of the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels. She is also an experienced conference moderator and facilitator.
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Almut Möller - 24 August 2018
Portugal has at times punched above its weight in modern EU history. But it needs new friends if it is to do so again
Almut Möller - 01 August 2018
New data show who in the EU is disappointed by the UK, and which common interests are worth fighting for pre-Brexit
Almut Möller - 18 July 2018
The pressure is on for Paris and Berlin to deliver beyond less controversial issues like common digital, climate, or border and coastguard policies.
Fragmentation in the EU makes it increasingly difficult for member states to build coalitions. The EU Coalition Explorer reveals potential new groupings.
by Almut Möller with case studies by Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, Sebastian Dullien & Kadri Liik - 30th May, 2017
In the federal election year, Germans are ready to give new European solutions a strong boost and take more risks
Podcast de notre BCM du 29 janvier « Les élections européennes vues d'Allemagne » en présence d'Almut Möller, directrice du bureau de l'ECFR à Berlin, Shahin Vallée, économiste au European Institute de la LSE et modéré par Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de l'ECFR à Paris.
Anthony Dworkin steps in for Mark Leonard and speaks with Almut Möller, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil and Tom Nuttall about how significant the new treaty of friendship between France and Germany is. The podcast was recorded on the 17 January 2019.
Iron Kingdom by Christopher Clark
La Faiblesse du vrai: Ce que la post-vérité fait à notre monde commun by Myriam Revault d'Allonnes
Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
Warnings From Versailles: The Lessons of 1919, a Hundred Years On by Margaret MacMillan
ECFR’s EU28 Survey reveals the interactions, perceptions, and chemistry between the 28 EU member states. This week, Mark Leonard joins Josef Janning, Christoph Klavehn and Almut Möller to discuss findings of the expert poll that will be published in the “EU Coalition Explorer” on Thursday, 30 October 2018.
- EU Coalition Explorer (Stay tuned for the new edition on 30 October)
- Country analyses with data from the EU28 Survey by Josef Janning and Almut Möller
- Poems by Tomáš Kafka
- 1815 Waterloo by Thierry Lentz
This podcast was recorded on 25 October.
Mark Leonard examines the looming Syrian-Russian military action in Idlib in discussion with ECFR experts Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Julien Barnes-Dacey, and Almut Möller. What do Turks and Europeans make of the possible humanitarian and geopolitical consequences?
The tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr
Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East by David D. Kirkpatrick
The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump by Michiko Kakutani
Francis Fukuyama Postpones the End of History by Louis Menand
The podcast was recorded on 12 September.
Mark Leonard speaks with Oksana Antonenko, Director for Global Political risk Analysis at Control Risks, and ECFR Turkey experts Asli Aydintasbas and Almut Moeller about the current crisis in Turkey. The podcast was recorded on 31 August 2018.
To Go Forward, Turkey Must Look Back by Daron Acemoglu
The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine
Podcast "Stimmenfang" - Sachsen, wir müssen reden!
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard talks with the director of ECFR's offices in Paris, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, and Berlin, Almut Möller, about President Macron’s newly appointed government, his proposals for the Eurozone and the EU and the future of the Franco-German relation.
The podcast was recorded on 17th May 2017 in Berlin.
Andre Wilkens, Der diskrete Charme der Bürokratie: Gute Nachrichten aus Europa
Antoine Garapon & Michel Rosenfeld, Démocraties sous stress - Les défis du terrorisme global
L'imaginaire historique d'Emmanuel Macron, a France Culture podcast available here.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR's senior fellows, Asli Aydintasbas and Almut Moeller on the German-Turkish diplomatic spat, the forthcoming polls and the bigger picture of EU-Turkey relations.
The podcast was recorded on 9 March 2017.
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Jan Morris, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere
Ivan Krastev, After Europe