Elisabeth Braw is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she focuses on defence and deterrence against Grey Zone threats. She is also a columnist with Foreign Policy, where she writes on national security and the globalised economy.
Before joining AEI, Elisabeth was a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, whose Modern Deterrence project she led. Prior to that, she worked at Control Risks, a global risk consultancy. Elisabeth is also a member of the steering committee of the Aurora Forum (the UK–Nordic–Baltic leader conference), a member of the UK National Preparedness Commission and an Associate Fellow at the European Leadership Network. Elisabeth started her career as a journalist, reporting for Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitorand the international Metrogroup of newspapers, among others. She regularly writes op-eds, including for the Financial Times, Politico, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (writing in German) and the Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of God’s Spies: The Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign Inside the Church, about the Stasi.