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Dr. Ulrich Speck is a senior visiting fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin. His work focuses on German foreign policy, the EU, transatlantic relations, and global order. From September 2015 to July 2016, he was a senior fellow at the Transatlantic Academy at GMF in Washington, DC. He was previously a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, an associate fellow at the Spanish think tank FRIDE, and the editor of the Global Europe Morning Brief, a subscriber-only newsletter on EU foreign policy. From 2007 to 2009, Speck worked in different positions for RFE/RL in Prague and Brussels.  

In 2006, he was a DAAD­-fellow at AICGS in Washington, DC. From 2000 to 2005, he worked as a senior editor at Frankfurter Rundschau, a German newspaper. Speck has co-­edited three books (in German): on the Revolution of 1848/89 (Insel, 1998); American Empire (DVA, 2003); New anti­semitism (Suhrkamp, 2004). He holds a PhD in modern history from the University of Frankfurt. Speck’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Moscow Times, on CNN.com, The American Interest, Berlin Policy Journal, in FAZ, SZ, Tagesspiegel, and elsewhere. Speck is a frequent speaker at conferences and panels all over Europe and is regularly quoted by The Economist, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and other media. He is also a bi-monthly foreign policy columnist for Neue Zürcher Zeitung.