Gesine Weber is a research analyst at the Paris Office, where she focuses on European security and defence, and also coordinates GMF’s annual Transatlantic Trends survey. Her research portfolio includes the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), EU-UK relations, the E3 (France, Germany, UK), and Europe’s role on the geopolitical chessboard. She regularly comments and publishes on European security and defense in English, French, and German, both in media and more academic formats.

Gesine is also pursuing PhD research on European defense cooperation at the Defense Studies Department of King’s College London, where she is affiliated with several research groups. Furthermore, she is an Associate Researcher for the European Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining GMF, she worked as a parliamentary advisor to a member of the German Parliament, and a consultant for the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. She holds an M.A. in European affairs from SciencesPo Paris, an M.A. in political science from Freie Universität Berlin, and completed a French-German B.A. program at the University of Freiburg and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Aix-en-Provence.