Erik Brattberg is currently Senior Fellow and Director for Special Projects at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

An expert on European politics and transatlantic relations, Erik’s previous experience includes serving as Ron Asmus Policy Entrepreneur Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Visiting Fellow at CTR-SAIS and the European Policy Centre, and researcher with SIPRI and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

His articles and commentary has appeared in The Washington Post, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, The National Interest, The American Interest, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic Monthly, Berlin Policy Journal and Newsweek. He is a frequent expert commentator to major news outlets on both sides of the Atlantic, including Al Jazeera America, BBC News, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America.

Erik serves on the board of the Washington European Society and the Swedish Atlantic Council and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where he attended as a Fulbright scholar. He also holds an M.A. and B.A. in political science from Uppsala University.