Jakub Grygiel

Senior Advisor

Dr. Jakub J. Grygiel is a Senior Advisor at The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition. He is also a professor of politics at The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC).

Previously, Grygiel was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Policy Planning at the Department of State from 2017-2018. Prior to that, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis and on the faculty of SAIS-Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

He is the author of Return of the Barbarians (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Great Powers and Geopolitical Change (JHU Press, 2006), and co-author with Wess Mitchell of The Unquiet Frontier (Princeton University Press, 2016). His writings on international relations and security studies have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, The National Interest, Commentary, Parameters, as well as several U.S. and foreign newspapers. He earned a Ph.D., M.A., and an MPA from Princeton University, and a BSFS Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University.


The Risks and Rationale of Expanding Nato

WBUR | "It's startling the change in public outlook in these countries," Wess Mitchell, former assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, says. "And the calculation is that if they don't come into NATO, they're worried that they could be a tempting target."..........

Can the European Union Keep Up?

Foreign Policy Research Institute | How will the European Union keep up in a world of great power rivalry? In this episode of Global Demons, Robert Kaplan is joined by Wess Mitchell to discuss Europe’s past, present, and future.......

Reflections on NATO: United for a New Era

CEPA | At a moment in which NATO is more indispensable than ever to protect Allies’ security and democratic way of life, the NATO Reflection Group’s report "NATO 2030: United for a New Era" presents a roadmap for how the Alliance can adapt together to address the evolving strategic environment over the next decade...

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