Rachel Tausendfreund is a senior fellow with GMF’s geostrategy team. From 2015 to 2022 she was GMF’s editorial director, overseeing the organization’s research output and publication planning. She co-created GMF’s Out of Order podcast and is the co-host of Transatlantic Takeaways, a podcast produced in cooperation with Common Ground Berlin.
Tausendfreund researches and writes on US and German domestic and foreign policy, and transatlantic relations and alternative (post-colonial and feminist) approaches to foreign policy. She is a regular commentator in German and US media, including in outlets such as NBC news, Der Spiegel, and Deutsche Welle.
Tausendfreund was a visiting senior fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs from August to November 2022. Prior to joining GMF, she was editorial director at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and editor at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and its foreign affairs magazine, Internationale Politik.