Research Director (on sabbatical)
Areas of expertise
Transatlantic relations; US foreign policy
On sabbatical until August 2021.
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.
Has the world reached peak Trump yet? Doesn’t look like it
Turkey’s invasion means Europeans can no longer be bystanders to Syria. They must now take three urgent steps.
Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria is moving at an unprecedented pace with grave consequences. Europe's utter irrelevance in the face of US withdrawal from the Turkish/Syrian…
Negotiations with Russia over a new European security order would have huge – to many, alarming – implications for Ukraine, the EU, and the NATO alliance
The Trump administration transcends international diplomatic niceties in its use of individual payments, but geopolitical love is not always bought
In the final episode of our special summer series on European strategic sovereignty, regular host Mark Leonard is joined by two of ECFR’s own experts:…
With Brexit approaching, Boris Johnson will be keen to capitalise on access to Washington. But don't expect much from Trump.
The EU's lack of sovereignty is becoming a threat. Against the Trump administration and in the face of emerging economic and technological markets, the EU risks lagging behind.
The EU needs to learn to think like a geopolitical power
The EU should become a global standard-setter for the energy transition, and prepare to manage the profound geopolitical repercussions of the Green Deal in its relationships with its neighbourhood
To manage in this new world, the EU and its members need to embark on a broad-based effort to recover their strategic sovereignty
The EU cannot continue to rely on its regulatory power but must become a tech superpower in its own right. Referees do not win the game.
Europe must improve its early warning systems, supply chain resilience, medical R&D, and cyber security and technology, to act decisively in future emergencies
The EU needs to learn to think like a geopolitical power
Europeans can take steps now to enhance their economic power, without advocating increased protectionism or a retreat from globalisation
2017: It could have been worse Prediction is a gloomy business, even in the best of times. It is neither fun nor interesting to predict…
The election of Donald Trump has changed everything except European attitudes toward American security
Faced with the prospect of a Trump or Clinton presidency, the transatlantic relationship is likely to face difficult challenges whatever the result
Europe shouldn’t be afraid of Russian and Chinese efforts to integrate the Eurasian landmass, but should absorb them into its international order
Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro predict ten bright and bold policy projections for the year to come
The US-European alliance is the real-world expression of the West – of a sense that both sides of the Atlantic are in it together. This is what we have lost over the last four years.
What Trump gets up to stuck in quarantine could disrupt the US and the world in frightening ways
The 2020 election will likely determine whether America seeks a deal with Russia to carve up Europe into spheres of influence or launches a new, ideological cold war against the country
For Trump, coronavirus could be the right pandemic at the right time – supplying Republicans with the cover to stop voters turning out
European governments can only defend their citizens effectively if they cooperate at a European level and reinforce multilateral structures based on openness and information sharing
There will be no transatlantic response to the coronavirus. It will drive us apart rather than bring us together – as pandemics always do.
With such a smorgasbord of offerings, most people eat the familiar food and leave the conference pleasantly full of the same ideas that they entered with
The irony of recent British neo-poodleism is that the UK needs an EU trade deal much more than it needs a US trade deal
Top ten trends that will occupy European foreign policymakers in 2020
European leaders are underestimating the danger that Trump presents to the transatlantic alliance and assuming too much continuity in the event of a Clinton presidency
How much impact does the future US president have on the very concept of European sovereignty? Will the idea and initiatives to build more strategic autonomy in Europe be put back to bed with Joe Biden in the White House?
Europe’s digital transformation and sovereignty has become a question of existential importance. But what does it actually mean to be digital sovereign? Host Mark Leonard…
In this week’s episode, Jeremy Shapiro stepped in as host and welcomes senior policy fellows Kadri Liik and Andrew Wilson as well as political scientist…
After last week’s discussion with Matt Duss and Jeremy Shapiro, Mark Leonard follows up by gathering the European views on a possible Biden win and…
The United States presidential election is approaching and there is no doubt that its result will have a significant and large-scale impact on global politics