Kristina Kausch joined the German Marshall Fund of the United States' (GMF) Brussels office in September 2016. She comes to GMF as part of a two-year fellowship supported by the European Commission under the Marie Curie program.
Her research focuses on Europe’s relations with the Middle East and North Africa, political transformations in the Arab world, and broader geopolitical trends in the Middle East. Prior to joining GMF, she was a nonresident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, head of the Middle East programme at FRIDE, and a junior expert at the German development cooperation agency GIZ. She has edited three books: Democracy and Geopolitics in the Middle East (FRIDE, 2015); Islamist Radicalisation: The Challenge for Euro-Mediterranean Relations (with M. Emerson and R. Youngs, CEPS, 2009); and Europe in the Reshaped Middle East (with R. Youngs, FRIDE, 2012). She has also published articles in academic journals such as International Affairs, Mediterranean Politics, the International Spectator, and Política Exterior, and OpEds in major outlets including The Guardian, El País, POLITICO, Middle East Eye, and Süddeutsche Zeitung.
In addition to speaking German, Kausch is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.