Experts & Staff

Beryl Thomas

ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow, German Chancellery Fellowship

Areas of expertise

Geopolitics of 5G; transatlantic relations; US national security policy


English, Italian (conversational), German (fair)


Beryl Thomas was a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations through the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung’s German Chancellor Fellowship programme. Her research focuses on the geopolitics of 5G and emerging technologies and their impact on transatlantic relations. She previously worked as an analyst for SAIC and project assistant with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council of the United States.

Thomas holds an MA in security policy studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Thomas also completed a BA in international relations and Italian studies at the University of California, Davis.

Germany, Europe, and the coming battle over 6G

Germany is right to view 6G through the lens of growing geopolitical competition. But, instead of investing in its own 6G programme, the country could better serve its interests by supporting EU efforts to develop standards in this area.

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