Experts & Staff

Jonathan Hackenbroich

Policy Fellow

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, some Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Geo-economics, economic statecraft, security, sanctions policy, German foreign policy

Jonathan Hackenbroich is a policy fellow for economic statecraft and research assistant to Director Mark Leonard, the cofounder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His work for ECFR’s European Power programme focuses on economic coercion and geo-economics, especially sanctions policy. He is also an expert on German foreign policy.

Hackenbroich has been published in the weekly Die Zeit, the daily FAZ, Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft and in ECFR’s annual political trends papers He regularly appears as a commentator in the media, and has been a podcast contributor at ECFR’s flagship podcast “World in 30 Minutes”.

Hackenbroich holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. where he specialised in US grand strategy, geopolitics and geo-economics. He also holds a BA in International Relations from TU Dresden.  

Previously, Hackenbroich was research assistant to ECFR’s director where he acted as speech writer, podcast researcher, and strategic adviser to Mark Leonard. Before joining ECFR, Hackenbroich was a trainee at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, where he worked at the foreign desk and wrote about geopolitics and strategic issues.

He has also been a lecturer on strategic political forecasting at TU Dresden. Hackenbroich had previous work experience at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC, the German Foreign Office’s Iran Task Force, the German Bundestag, UNHCR Jordan and with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Lebanon.

Latest from Jonathan Hackenbroich

  • IPG Journal

    08th November, 2019

    Washington threatens Germany with sanctions. Europe must finally develop a strategy against economic wars, write Jonathan Hackenbroich & Mark Leonard in the IPG Journal. 

    Die Zeit

    07th August, 2019

    In a guest column Jonathan Hackenbroich and Mark Leonard advise on how the EU could protect its industries from secondary sanctions.


    14th June, 2018

    Jonathan Hackenbroich is quoted on the speech of Heiko Maas.


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