Peter Sparding is a fellow based in Washington, DC, where he works on foreign and economic policy developments in the United States and Europe. Sparding’s work has focused on the impact of political and economic crises in Europe on transatlantic relations, in particular between the United States and Germany. Currently, he is writing a book on the evolution of the US–German relationship.  

He has also worked on issues related to transatlantic and global trade, authoring several reports on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpacific Partnership. He regularly briefs government agencies, Congress, the private sector, and other stakeholders on a range of transatlantic policy issues. He has been quoted in or contributed to a variety of print, radio, and television media outlets, including the New York Times, AFP, ZEIT Online, Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, and he frequently appears on German TV and radio. 

Sparding previously worked in GMF’s Berlin office. He holds a master’s degree in political science from Freie University in Berlin and has also studied at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is a 2015 Atlantic Council US–German Next Generation fellow. In addition to his native German, he is fluent in English and speaks French and Danish.

Media Mentions

There’s nothing anywhere else in the world like Germany’s Green Party. A rabid antipathy to all things nuclear is embedded in the Greens’ DNA. ... Still, with war crimes splashed across international news sites, surely Germany would revisit its plans to shutter the remaining plants.
Of course, the US side knows that the German government is still new in office and still has to find its own line, but nevertheless one hopes in Washington that Germany would act a little more decisively alongside its NATO allies.
Translated from German