Elisabeth Braw is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she focuses on defense against emerging national security challenges, such as hybrid and grayzone threats. She previously lead RUSI’s new Modern Deterrence programme. Until September 2018 she was a senior consultant at the London headquarters of Control Risks, the global risk consulting firm.
She was previously a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek, and is also a contributor to The Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and Politico and other publications, focusing on European security. She is especially interested in European armed forces and homeland defence issues.
Elisabeth has also been a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, and frequently moderates sessions at security conferences. She is a native of Sweden and attended university in Germany, finishing her Magister Artium degree in political science and German literature with a dissertation on nuclear weapons reduction in Europe. She speaks German, Swedish, and English. She is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.