Ulrich Speck

Ulrich Speck is a foreign policy analyst based in Heidelberg and Brussels. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels and writes a foreign policy column for a Swiss newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Speck worked for a number of German media outlets, was head of the newsroom at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, and a DAAD fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington, DC in 2006. His articles have been published by the New York Times, the Financial Times, CNN.com, RealClearWorld, Open Democracy, and leading German newspapers and journals. Speck has coedited books on the Revolution of 1848, on American Empire, and on Modern Antisemitism. He holds a PhD in Modern History from the University of Frankfurt/Main. Speck is fluent in German, English, and French. Speck’s research interests are German and EU foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and global order.

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The Crisis of Liberal Order

The liberal world order, a system based on open borders and open societies, is increasingly under attack. In the past, it was mainly left-wing anti-capitalists and right-wing nationalists who fulminated …

Beyond Sanctions

This essay, by AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Ulrich Speck, appeared originally on Judy Dempsy’s Strategic Europe, a blog from the Carnegie Institute for International Peace. Western sanctions against Russia appear …

Russia’s New Challenge to Europe

As it becomes clear that Russia is forging a new geopolitical landscape in Eastern Europe, Europe and the United States have grappled with the question of their response to this …

Berlin’s Military Stance

In this recent Financial Times piece, Ulrich Speck, Publicist for Global Europe and former AICGS Fellow, dissects the foreign policy stance of Germany with regards to the use of military …

Germany’s Power Position

In this recent Financial Times piece, Ulrich Speck, Publicist for Global Europe and former AICGS Fellow, argues that Germany must finally decide the level of power is wishes to exert …

The Real Value of the EU for Britain is Geopolitical

In this recent analysis originally published by the European Council on Foreign Relations, Ulrich Speck examines British membership in the European Union. Due to the mounting uncertainty surrounding the common …

Deutschlands Außenpolitik aus europäischer Perspektive

Could Germany be holding Europe back from presenting a clear-cut foreign policy? In a commentary originally published with the Körber Stiftung entitled Deutschlands Außenpolitik aus europäischer Perspektive, Dr. Ulrich Speck, …

Ein Comeback für die Gruppe der acht

In recent years it had looked as if the days of the Group of Eight (G-8) were numbered, especially with the growth of the G-20 and emerging markets. Since this year’s G-8 meeting in Deauville, however, the G-8’s momentum has returned argues Dr. Ulrich Speck, political analyst and a former DAAD/AICGS Fellow. The Arab Spring revolutions have made the G-20 a deeply-divided organization, Dr. Speck contends, and this has given the G-8 new life. This article originally appeared in the June 14, 2011, edition of Neue Zürcher Zeitung and is available in German only.