Political Analyst | Strategy Advisor | Media Commentator
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.
Geopolitics expert Jessica Berlin on the reasons Germany won't investigate its Moscow connection, Merkel's reverence for Russia and Scholz' China fumble.
Russia wages war in Ukraine
Germany's role in the
The new German government is
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."