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Axel Hellman

Policy Fellow

Axel Hellman is a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN).

At the ELN, his work primarily centres on economic statecraft, U.S. foreign policy, and Russia-West relations.

Prior to joining the ELN, Axel worked in management consulting in Stockholm, Sweden, and as an external adviser to Oxford Analytica and a London-based political risk start-up. He has previously held positions at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), the Hudson Institute, and at Freedom House, where he supported the organisation’s work with congressional offices and external audiences.

Axel completed a Master’s Degree at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and holds a B.A. in International Relations from King’s College London’s Department of War Studies. He has also studied at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and MGIMO-University in Moscow. He is currently a member of Stockholm Free World Forum’s Foreign Policy Academy and a former Emerging Scholar Fellow at the Milton Wolf seminar at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Axel speaks English, German, and Swedish, and his analysis and commentary on international affairs have appeared in venues such as The National Interest, RealClearDefense, and Svenska Dagbladet.

Follow Axel on Twitter @axhellman.

Content by Axel Hellman


Europe’s High-Stakes Balancing Act on Iran

As the Iran nuclear deal enters its fourth year of implementation, ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman argues that its future looks more uncertain than ever. European leaders are under growing pressure to sustain the agreement and with growing frustration in Tehran and threats to European unity, face a number of challenges in the near term.

25 January 2019 | Axel Hellman
Global Security