The Alphen Group Geopolitics, Strategy and Innovation


TAG Members


Dr. Franco Algieri

Country: Italy
Position: Associate Professor of International Relations, Webster Vienna Private University
Education: Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

LTG (Ret.) Arne Bard Dalhaug

Country: Norway
Position: Independent Expert on NATO-Russia
Education: University of Oslo

Dr. Jordan Becker

Country: United States
Position: Director of Social Science Research Center and Academy Professor, West Point
Education: King's College London

Robert G. Bell

Country: United States
Position: CEO, Natinoal Security Counsel LLC
Education: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Dr. Hans Binnendijk

Country: United States
Position: Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council
Education: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

BG (Ret.) Robbie Boyd

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Managing Partner, Gartner Consulting
Education: University of Cambridge

Professor Yves Boyer

Country: France
Position: Professor Emeritus, École Polytechnique
Education: University of Paris II Panthéon-Sorbonne

LTG (Ret.) Heinrich Brauss

Country: Germany
Position: Senior Associate Fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations

Ian Brzezinski

Country: United States

Professor Paul Cornish

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Director, Coracle Analysis Ltd
Education: University of Cambridge

LTG (Ret.) Richard Cripwell

Country: United Kingdom

Professor Marta Dassu

Country: Italy

MG (Ret.) Gordan (Skip) Davis

Country: United States
Position: Senior Fellow with the Center for European Policy Analysis
Education: University of Paul Valery

Professor Jaap De Hoop Scheffer

Country: Netherlands
Position: Minister of State, Netherlands
Education: Leiden University

Professor Rob De Wijk

Country: Netherlands
Position: Founder and Non-Executive Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)
Education: Leiden University

Judy Dempsey

Country: Ireland
Position: Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor-in-chief of Carnegie’s Strategic Europe
Education: Trinity College, Dublin

Admiral (Ret.) Giampaolo Di Paola

Country: Italy
Position: Former Italian Minister of Defense
Education: NATO Defense College

Konstantin V. Eggert

Country: Russia

General (Ret.) Sir James Everard

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (NATO)

Professor Keir Giles

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Senior Consulting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House

Kate Hansen Bundt

Country: Norway
Position: Secretary General, Norwegian Atlantic Committee
Education: University of Oslo and Humboldt Univerisity, Berlin

Professor Beatrice Heuser

Country: Germany & United Kingdom

LTG (Ret.) Giles Hill

Country: United Kingdom
Position: International Business Consultant

LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges

Country: United States
Position: Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis
Education: U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Dr. Richard Hooker

Country: United States
Position: Non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council
Education: University of Virginia

William Hopkinson

Country: United Kingdom

Dr. Sarah Kirchberger

Country: Germany
Position: Head of Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council
Education: University of Hamburg

Thomas Kleine Brockhoff

Country: Germany
Position: Vice President and Executive Director of the Berlin office at the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Professor Julian Lindley-French

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Chair of The Alphen Group, Author, Professor
Education: Oxford University

Edward Lucas

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Senior Vice-President at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
Education: London School of Economics

Professor Neil MacFarlane

Country: Canada
Position: Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations at Oxford University

Dr. Claudia Major

Country: Germany
Position: Head of the security policy research group at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Education: University of Birmingham (UK)

Professor Holger Mey

Country: Germany
Position: Vice President, Advanced Concepts, Airbus

Professor Andrew Michta

Country: United States
Position: Dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany
Education: Johns Hopkins University

Professor Zaneta Ozolina

Country: Latvia
Position: Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia

Eric Povel

Country: Netherlands

Trygve Refvem

Country: Norway

General (Ret.) Lord David Richards

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Former Chief of the British Defense Staff

2LT Aiden Roberts

Country: United States
Position: Lieutenant, US Army
Education: U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Colin Robertson

Country: Canada
Position: Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Professor Sten Rynning

Country: Denmark
Position: Professor and Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, The University of Southern Denmark

Professor Paul Schulte

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Honorary Professor in the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at Birmingham University
Education: London School of Economics

Dr. Alexandra Schwarzkopf

Country: Germany
Position: Founder, Schwarzkopf Consulting
Education: Universities of Frankfurt and Trento

General (Ret.) Sir Richard Shirreff

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Executive Vice Chairman, Sigma7 Global Risk Outcomes
Education: Exeter College, Oxford

Stanley R. Sloan

Country: United States
Position: Founding Director, Atlantic Community Initiative
Education: American University’s School of International Service

General (Ret.) Sir Rupert Smith

Country: United Kingdom
Position: Former Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe

Professor Em. Georges Henri Soutou

Country: France
Position: Emeritus Professor at Sorbonne University; Chairman, Institut de Stratégie Comparée

Ambassador (Ret.) Stefano Stefanini

Country: Italy
Position: Former Diplomatic Advisor to the President of Italy
Education: Institute for International Political Studies, Milan

Jim Townsend

Country: United States
Position: Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS); Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy
Education: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Dr Harlan K. Ullman

Country: United States
Position: Chairman, The Killowan Group
Education: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Ambassador (Ret.) Alexander Vershbow

Country: United States
Position: Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO
Education: Yale University; Columbia University

Anna Wieslander

Country: Sweden
Position: Director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council; Secretary General of the Swedish Defence Association
Education: Lund University

Professor Tomonori Yoshizaki

Country: Japan
Position: Vice President of the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS); Japan MoD