Soeren Kern
Soeren Kern
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Soeren Kern is the Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group, one of the oldest and most influential foreign policy think tanks in Spain. Soeren is specialized on US and European defense- and security-related issues, but his favourite research topic is the phenomenon of European anti-Americanism. He is also an essayist on transatlantic geopolitics, especially on Europe's continuing endeavour to "counterbalance" the United States on the global stage.

Soeren also advises American and European companies on transatlantic issues, and he is an analytical consultant to Jane's Information Group on Basque and Islamist terrorism and country risk in Spain.

Soeren is a regular commentator about transatlantic relations for newspapers and radio programs in Spain, Europe and the United States. He also writes a column about Spanish politics for the Brussels Journal. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and a wide variety of other American and European newspapers. Soeren has also commented on BBC Radio, CNN, National Public Radio, as well as a broad range of European radio and television programs.

Soeren teaches international relations at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, a private university in Madrid. Previously, he was the Senior Analyst for transatlantic relations at the Madrid-based Elcano Royal Institute for Strategic and International Affairs. He served in the United States Air Force (was stationed in Germany) during the Cold War. He was also the Washington-based managing editor of Arms Control Today, the strategic foreign affairs monthly magazine, as well as a defense analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), one of the leading corporate think tanks advising the Pentagon on the policy aspects of nuclear non-proliferation.

Soeren is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He also studied politics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has visited more than one hundred countries, including most of those in the Middle East; he has recently returned from an extended trip to Iran, arguably one of the most fascinating countries in the world after the United States and Israel.

Soeren, a native of Wisconsin, is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany, and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.

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