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.
2018 sera définie par une forte croissance économique mondiale, l'approfondissement des problèmes de sécurité internationale et des progrès technologiques spectaculaires.
Negotiations over the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021 – 2027 just have started. But as tensions and divergences between the EU member states are rising, a final agreement seems considerably far away for now. The European Union is subject to a series of unprecedented constraints, the most significant one being the UK’s departure and the withdrawal of the money it once granted. Still, the implications of the budget allocation are manifold and extremely far-reaching. It will affect major themes which stand at the very basis of the Union and its future role on the global stage, such as national sovereignty, climate and innovation. Our Director Mark Leonard is joined by ECFR co-chair and director of the Danish think tank EUROPA Lykke Friis, as well as ECFR experts Jonathan Hackenbroich and Pawel Zerka to dissect the ongoing status of the discussions.
This podcast was recorded on 25 February 2020.
Inspired by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, here are some recommendations by our podcast crew on what to read during the long hours of MFF negotiations:
Direct from the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Mark Leonard, Ulrike Franke and Jonathan Hackenbroich share their post-conference insights. They discuss speeches by German chancellor Angela Merkel, US vice-president Mike Pence, and Britain’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson, and talk about their favourite side-events.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Light that Failed: How the West Won the Cold War But Lost the Peace by Ivan Krastev & Stephen Holmes (forthcoming September 2019)
The podcast was recorded on 17 February 2017.
Jonathan Hackenbroich covers for Mark Leonard and speaks with Professor John Naughton about Facebook’s data leak and its monetisation of data.
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