Cornelius Adebahr

Europe Program
Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.


MA (Magister), Free University Berlin
PhD (Dr. rer. pol.), Free University Berlin


English; French; German; Spanish


Cornelius Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy in a broad sense, from integrating the Western Balkans into Euro-Atlantic structures to the European Union’s role in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program to the impact of the economic crisis on Europe’s global role.

Since 2000, Adebahr has been the owner of a political consultancy in Berlin. His clients include major private foundations, such as the Robert Bosch Foundation and the BMW Foundation, as well as academic institutions and nonprofit associations, such as the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the European Policy Center in Brussels. In addition, he is an associate fellow at the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations, where he consults on a project supporting think tanks in the Western Balkans that is funded by the German Foreign Office.

From 2005 to 2011, Adebahr was a lecturer at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt, teaching a master’s course on European foreign policy. In 2012 and 2013, he taught political science at the University of Tehran in Iran. From 2003 to 2011, he was a member of Team Europe, an experts’ network of the European Commission.

Adebahr has also been a fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Program of the Volkswagen Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond as well as of the Postgraduate Program in International Affairs of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German National Merit Foundation. 

He is a frequent commentator for major German and international print, radio, and television media outlets, including ZDF, Reuters, and the BBC. He has also testified before the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and provided written evidence to the UK House of Lords. 

  • September 9, 2015 Washington, DC
    How Europe Will Respond to the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Europe’s role in and response to the Iran deal has been a major issue during the current congressional debate. Will European nations increase their nuclear-related sanctions against Iran if Congress rejects the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in hope of a “better deal?”

  • Rouhani; Iran
    March 10, 2014 Brussels
    Tehran Calling: A New Direction for Iran?

    Iran’s new president has paved the way for improved relations with the West. Now, the West must determine whether Iran’s changed rhetoric signals the start of a new direction.

  • February 5, 2014 Washington, DC
    EU Priorities in Latin America: What Relationship to U.S. Policy?

    Latin America remains a region of immense economic and strategic significance to Europe and the United States. Both must work with Latin American counterparts to effectively confront the region’s challenges.

  • January 24, 2014 Washington, DC
    Roundtable on Government Crisis in Turkey

    Upcoming elections will be a test of Prime Minister Erdoğan’s continued political strength, which has been shaken by a major corruption scandal, an increasingly vocal opposition, and mounting economic challenges.

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