Experts & Staff

Jonathan Hackenbroich

Research Assistant to the Director

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, some Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Economic statecraft, security, US sanctions policy, German foreign policy

Jonathan Hackenbroich is research assistant to Mark Leonard, the cofounder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Previously, 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 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Lebanon.

Hackenbroich holds an MA in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA in International Relations from TU Dresden.

  • 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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