Hannes Ebert is a transatlantic postdoctoral fellow in international relations at GMF’s Washington DC office and a senior advisor at GMF’s EU Cyber Direct (EUCD) project. His research focuses on the changing nature of interstate conflict and diplomacy in the digital era, analyzing how rising democracies balance national and international imperatives of civil liberties, development and security, and how weak states engage in asymmetric cyber conflicts. He is currently writing on the evolution of India’s cybersecurity and internet governance policies and has led the EUCD’s work on cyber diplomacy in Brazil, India, and South Korea since February 2019. He has previously researched state fragility, rising powers, and territorial conflict management in South Asia at think tanks in Berlin, Hamburg, London, Delhi and Islamabad, and worked as an external associate and policy analyst on German and European policies toward the BRICS, fragile states and the Indian Ocean for the Federal Foreign Office’s policy planning staff and East Africa respectively. He has also served as researcher and program coordinator at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. Hannes studied international law and politics in Berlin and Geneva and completed his master’s in international relations theory at the London School of Economics and Ph.D. in political science at the University of Hamburg. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University’s MacMillan Center and a visiting doctoral fellow at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He recently co-edited the book Regional Powers and Contested Leadership (Palgrave, 2018) and the special issue “Regional Leadership and Multipolarity” for Rising Powers Quarterly, and co-authored “Building Resilience: India’s Cyber Security, 2000–2016” for the Oxford Handbook of India’s National Security and Cyber Security for the Oxford Bibliographies of International Relations.