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J E S S I C A                 B E R L I N

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 Political Analyst  |  Strategy Advisor  |  Media Commentator 

jessica berlin

Jessica Berlin is an international political analyst, founder of the strategy consultancy CoStruct, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the pan-African fintech company Bridge Technologies. She previously lived and worked in Afghanistan, China, Myanmar, Rwanda, the UK, and the US in security, foreign policy, and economic development, including with the US Senate, US Department of Defense, and the German development agency.


Her commentary has been featured by CNN, BBC, DW News, the Washington Post, Le Monde, NPR, Al Jazeera English, ZDF, ARD, Tagesspiegel, NZZ, Bild, et al. She is currently a Non-resident Fellow at the think tank CEPA, and has held past fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Robert Bosch Foundation, Policy Center for the New South, et al.

A frequent speaker at business and policy events worldwide, Berlin's TEDx on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as "one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks.” She holds an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King’s College London, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.


Security expert: We need an international investigation of Germany's Russia ties


Geopolitics expert Jessica Berlin on the reasons Germany won't investigate its Moscow connection, Merkel's reverence for Russia and Scholz' China fumble.

Interview with Jessica Berlin in Berliner Zeitung



NATO's Future Must Be Global


Growing threats demand a global defense for democracies. Could the answer be a New Alliance Treaty Organization?


Article by Jessica Berlin in CEPA



Russia wages war in Ukraine

Germany's role in the
Russia-Ukraine crisis

The new German government is
sworn in

TEDx talk on the transatlantic democratic crisis

The legacy of 20 years of war in Afghanistan

Rising tensions between the US & China

The Atlanta shootings & racism in America

The fall of Kabul & return of the Taliban

"From working with villagers in Afghanistan and Rwanda to startups in Germany, Kenya, and Myanmar; to climate NGOs and the Obama Pentagon; to Chinese expansion in Africa and EU engagement in Iran, Berlin's global experience and perspective encompass the issues of our time."

Jessica Berlin moderation at an international tech innovation event
Jessica Berlin at the African Union
Jessica Berlin strategy innovation keynote speaker
Jessica Berlin innovation Africa Europe speaker
Jessica Berlin interview expert sustainable economic development
Jessica Berlin strategy advisory with Iranian tech entrepreneurs
Jessica Berlin innovation international keynote speaker


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