Experts & Staff

Jeremy Shapiro

Research Director
Director, US Programme

Areas of expertise

Transatlantic relations; US foreign policy




Jeremy Shapiro is the research director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His areas of focus include US foreign policy and transatlantic relations.

Shapiro was previously a fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy and the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings, where he edited the Foreign Policy program’s blog Order from Chaos. Prior to Brookings, he was a member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff, where he advised the secretary of state on U.S. policy in North Africa and the Levant. He was also the senior advisor to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon, providing strategic guidance on a wide variety of U.S.-European foreign policy issues.

Pay no attention to the President?

The reassurances of even the most senior officials in the administration are worth very little to US allies

Mrs May goes to Washington

Trump will see May’s visit as a demonstration of weakness

How to avoid a post-truth world

It is time to recognize that the integrity of information is part of the critical infrastructure of liberal democracy

Ten Foreign Policy Trends for 2017

Here are our ten trends (plus one bonus) that will define European foreign policy in 2017



Letter from Washington: All-knowing America and US intelligence diplomacy

The apparent omniscience of US intelligence is a valuable strategic asset. In this third instalment of ECFR’s Letters from Washington, Jeremy Shapiro sets out what Europeans can learn from the US intelligence community to boost their diplomatic arsenal

Letter from Washington: Why we hate Trump

The establishment hates Donald Trump and Trump voters hate the establishment. In this second instalment of ECFR’s Letters from Washington, Jeremy Shapiro explains why Europeans need to understand the dynamics that underpin this toxic relationship

Letter from Washington: Democracy on the ballot

In our new series of letters from Washington, Jeremy Shapiro helps you navigate a US election year that could have profound implications for Europe. In this first instalment, he outlines how campaigns fought on an opponent’s threat to democracy could imperil that very same ideal (and not only in the US)

How the West should prepare for the Turkish elections

The US and the EU should refrain from making any interventions during Turkey’s election period – but they may need to respond quickly depending on the results of the vote




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