Jeremy Shapiro

Nonresident Senior Fellow


Jeremy Shapiro is a nonresident senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy and the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings, as well as the research director for the European Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to re-joining Brookings, he was a member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff, where he advised the secretary of state on U.S. policy in North Africa and the Levant. He was also the senior advisor to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon, providing strategic guidance on a wide variety of U.S.-European foreign policy issues.
Prior to joining the State Department, Shapiro was the research director of the Center of the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and a fellow in foreign policy studies. He was also a nonresident senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor in the security studies program at Georgetown University. Shapiro has also worked as a policy analyst at RAND in Washington, D.C. He served from June to July 2009, on General Stanley McChrystal’s initial assessment team that recommended a new strategy for the NATO efforts in Afghanistan. He is the author of numerous articles on European and strategic affairs in various newspapers and journals including The New York Times, The Financial Times, and The Washington Post. He also has published several books and monographs including, with Nick Witney, “Towards a Post-American Europe: A Power Audit of US-EU Relations” (ECFR, 2009); with Michael O’Hanlon, “Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007” (Brookings Institution Press, 2006); with Philip Gordon; “Allies at War: America, Europe, and the Crisis over Iraq” (McGraw-Hill, 2004); with Lynn Davis, “The U.S. Army and the New National Security Strategy” (RAND, 2002); and with Zalmay Khalilzad, “Strategic Appraisal: U.S. Aerospace Power in the 21st Century” (RAND, 2001).
Shapiro graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in computer science and received his master’s in international relations and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at MIT.