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Gustav Gressel

Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations 

Dr Gustav Gressel is a Senior Policy Fellow with the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Berlin office. His topics of focus include Russia, Eastern Europe, and defence policy. Before joining ECFR, Dr Gressel worked as a desk officer for international security policy and strategy in the Bureau for Security Policy of the Austrian Ministry of Defence (2006-14) and as a research fellow of the Commissioner for Strategic Studies with the Austrian MoD (2003-06). He was also a research fellow with the International Institute for Liberal Politics in Vienna. Before his academic career, he served five years in the Austrian Armed Forces. Dr Gressel holds a PhD in strategic studies from the Faculty of Military Sciences at the National University of Public Service (Budapest) and a master’s in political science from Salzburg University. He is the author of numerous publications on security policy and strategic affairs and a frequent commentator on international affairs. His opinions have appeared in media such as the New York Times, Guardian, Die Welt, Bild, Diplomat, New Eastern Europe, Foreign Policy, Gazeta Prawna, Rzeczpospolita, Kyiv Post, Moscow Times, Telegraph, Economist, Newsweek, Deutsche Welle, al Jazeera, and Radio Free Europe among others. 
Updated: April 19, 2024