Rachel Tausendfreund is editorial director at GMF, in charge of the organization’s publications and strategic publication planning.
Before joining GMF, Tausendfreund oversaw publications at the European Council on Foreign Relations, where she was Editorial Director, and prior to that she worked at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). At the DGAP she was on the editorial team of the bi-monthly foreign policy magazine Internationale Politik and ran IP-Journal, an online magazine covering German and European foreign policy. She also worked previously as a graduate research and teaching assistant in the fields of European studies, international trade, and political economy at European University Viadrina in Germany, before abandoning academia to pursue political journalism and policy work.
Tausendfreund earned her B.A. in her native state of Michigan (in English literature and French) before moving to Germany where she got her M.A. in European Studies and Politics. She is a native English speaker and speaks fluent German and basic French.
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Little is more unsettling to a nation than an ally who becomes skeptical of cooperation. Many allies of the United States are now navigating the uncertain terrain of a new, unpredictable U.S. president who is questioning their value. U.S. President Donald Trump’s transactional view of “America First” politics paired with general unpredictability have left allies scrambling.