Soeren Kern is the Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group, one of the oldest and most influential foreign policy think tanks in Spain. He specializes in U.S. and European defense- and security-related issues.
Soeren is also a contributing analyst for Jane’s Information Group on Basque and Islamist terrorism in Spain. He writes for Jane’s Intelligence Review, Jane’s Intelligence Weekly and Jane’s Terrorism and Security Monitor. He also advises American and European companies on transatlantic issues and geopolitical risk.
Soeren is a regular commentator about transatlantic relations for newspapers and radio programs in Spain, Europe and the United States, and teaches international relations at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, a private university in Madrid.
He served in the U.S. 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 the Washington-based managing editor of Arms Control Today.
Soeren is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also studied politics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has visited more than one hundred countries, including most of those in the Middle East.
Soeren is a Wisconsin native, a dual citizen of the United States and Germany, and is fluent in English, German and Spanish. He lives in Spain with his wife Mónica.