Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a foreign policy expert and think tank manager. As a vice president at the
German Marshall Fund of the United States he oversees the organization’s activities in Germany.
Prior to joining GMF, he served as an advisor to Joachim Gauck, the federal president of Germany.
From 2013-17, he oversaw policy planning and speechwriting for the president.
Kleine-Brockhoff studies questions of global order and is one of Germany’s leading experts on the
United States. He spent 12 years in Washington, DC, including a prior six-year stint at GMF. A
member of GMF’s senior management team since 2007, Kleine-Brockhoff was responsible for
strategic projects and, until 2011, oversaw GMF policy programs and globalization projects.
Before arriving at GMF, Kleine-Brockhoff served as the Washington bureau chief of DIE ZEIT,
Germany’s intellectual weekly.
His latest book (published in fall 2019) is: “The World Needs the West – A Fresh Start for a Liberal