Author - Cornelius Adebahr

Cornelius Adebahr

Dr Cornelius Adebahr is a political analyst and consultant living in Washington, DC, and Berlin, Germany. His work focuses on European foreign policy issues, transatlantic relations, and Iran. Since the end of 2000, he has been the owner of Wirtschaft am Wasserturm – Political Consultancy, Project Development, and Training. In addition, he is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an associate fellow of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).

He was a lecturer at Tehran University (2012-13) and at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University (2005-2011). Furthermore, he was a visiting fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University (2013) and a member of the Team Europe of the European Commission (2003-2011). From 2009-2011, he was a fellow of the New Leadership Foundation (stiftung neue verantwortung) in Berlin, and in 2002/2003 of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Post-Graduate Program in International Affairs.

Cornelius studied Political Science (International Relations), Philosophy, Public Law, and International Economics in Tübingen, Paris, and at the Free University Berlin, where he graduated in 2001 before receiving his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in 2008 with an analysis of the work of the EU Special Representatives.

More about Cornelius can be found on his website.


Posts Archive:


Letter to my British Friends

A Tale of Two Trips, or: Why there’s still No Common Transatlantic Approach to t

Re-Politicising EU Enlargement

The U.S. Congress Should Strengthen, Not Kill the Iran Deal

Cooperation with Iran Fraught with Challenges

Imagine there is a Nuclear Deal with Iran…

Russia makes Mogherini’s first visit to Washington a Difficult Return

On EU Enlargement, or: “what a difference a date makes”

Countering the forces of fragmentation in Europe

Saving what’s left of EU enlargement

What Sarajevo means for Europe, 100 years later

In Defence of Europe, or why the EU can still Play a Decisive Role in Ukraine


Be Easy on the Easing of Sanctions


Photo - EUIF/Robert Bosch Stiftung/IFOK GmbH

The case of Iran teaches the EU a lesson in global leadership





A (not so) ‘Happy New Year’ for Iran?

The Azadi (or Freedom) Tower is the symbol of Tehran

Members of the European Parliament are set to visit their Iranian counterparts


Houses of Parliament in London


The German and European flags flying over the Berlin Reichstag


Iranian flags flying in front of a building in Tehran

EU sanctions respond to Iran's nuclear programme

Arab Spring, Rebellion in North Africa, Egypt 2011


Three Mile Island nuclear reactor

















Transatlantic first flight, historical mail