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Stephen F. Szabo

Adjunct Professor at the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University.

Dr. Stephen Szabo is Adjunct Professor at the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University.

Prior to joining the Transatlantic Academy in 2007, he was Academic Dean at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He held the Steven Muller Chair in German Studies at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Szabo also served as Interim Dean of the Nitze School. He has taught at the National War College, the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, the Hertie School of Governance, Georgetown and George Washington Universities and the University of Virginia.

He was a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in the fall of 2002. He has held fellowships with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.

His publications include “The Changing Politics of German Security,” “The Diplomacy of German Unification,” “Parting Ways: The Crisis in the German-American Relationship” and “Germany, Russia and the Rise of Geo-Economics.”

Articles by Stephen F. Szabo

Putin, the Master Strategist? Is 2021 Our 1914?

Why the strategic situation in Europe today, occasioned by the standoff at the Polish-Belarus border, resembles 1914 more than that of the Cold War.

November 16, 2021

Germany and Russia: A Reset?

There are signs of the beginning of a reset in German relations with Russia. But serious impediments to a pragmatic relationship remain.

September 2, 2018

Germany=Geoeconomics, US=Geopolitics?

Mercury or Mars? What separates Germany and the United States.

April 27, 2015

Germany, America and the Global Order

How two reluctant, yet pivotal powers adjust to a pluralistic and less Western world order.

October 23, 2014

Is There A West? (Part II)

Even if the West can reunite on a post-Cold War basis, will it be able to steer the global system in a Western-oriented direction?

October 30, 2007

Is There A West? (Part I)

If there is a West, can it continue to provide a system of international order? And if not, what will be its role in a post-western system?

October 29, 2007

The Return of the German Problem

How has the increased fluidity of European and transatlantic relations affected German political identity?

February 17, 2004