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Elisabeth Braw

Senior Associate Fellow

Elisabeth Braw focuses on defence against greyzone and hybrid threats as well as the intersection between geopolitics and the globalised economy. She is a columnist with Foreign Policy and Politico Europe and the author of The Defender’s Dilemma: Identifying and Deterring Grayzone Aggression (2022). Elisabeth is a member of GALLOS Technologies’ advisory board, a member of the UK National Preparedness Commission, an adviser to Willis Towers Watson’s research arm and a member of the steering committee of the Aurora Forum (the UK-Nordic-Baltic leader conference).

Elisabeth’s book Goodbye, Globalization: the Return of a Divided World will be published by Yale University Press in February 2024. Elisabeth is a columnist at Foreign Policy and Politico Europe. She regularly writes op-eds for the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times and (writing in German) the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is also the author of God’s Spies, about the Stasi (2019). Elisabeth attended university in Germany, graduating with a Magister Artium in political science and German literature.

Elisabeth’s articles include ‘Baltic Sea sabotage: A defender’s dilemma‘, ‘It’s time for Sweden’s navy to grow’ and ‘We need a reality TV show that sorts facts from fiction‘.

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