Soeren Kern

Soeren Kern is a distinguished senior fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan foreign policy think tank chaired by Ambassador John R. Bolton.

He is also the senior analyst for European politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group, a think tank tied to Spain’s center-right Partido Popular / Popular Party and former Spanish Prime Minister José Maria Aznar.

Soeren’s academic specialties are American foreign policy, European politics and transatlantic defense- and security-related issues. He is also one of the world’s foremost chroniclers of the rise of Islam in Europe.

Soeren is a regular commentator about European affairs for newspapers and radio programs on both sides of the Atlantic. He also speaks about current events and the geopolitics of Islam at conferences, seminars and churches in Europe and North America.

Soeren has advised European and American companies on geopolitical risk, and taught courses on diplomacy and international relations at universities in Spain and the United States.

Soeren has been a contributing analyst for Jane’s Information Group on Basque and Islamic terrorism in Spain and France, and his work has been published in specialized intelligence publications such as Jane’s Intelligence Review, Jane’s Intelligence Weekly and Jane’s Terrorism and Security Monitor.

Soeren’s foreign policy analyses have been published by the Center for Defense Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, the New York Times, Oxford Analytica, World Politics Review and the Weekly Standard, among others.

Soeren has been the senior analyst for transatlantic relations at the Madrid-based Elcano Royal Institute for Strategic and International Affairs. He served in the US Air Force (stationed in Germany) during the last decade of the Cold War, and worked as a defense analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), one of the leading corporate think tanks advising the Pentagon on nuclear non-proliferation. He was also the Washington-based managing editor of Arms Control Today, a strategic affairs monthly magazine.

Soeren graduated with a degree in diplomacy and international security from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and also studied Middle Eastern history and geopolitics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Soeren is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany. He is fluent in English, German and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Dutch, French, Italian and Portuguese.