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Agora Strategy Institute

More than three hundred international experts support Agora Strategy and our clients with a broad range of regional and thematic expertise. As former high-ranking representatives of the diplomatic corps, ministries, security agencies, the military and academia, Agora's experts are deeply rooted in their regional networks and have excellent first-hand access to information. Our clients benefit from this access to high-ranking stakeholders in business, politics and international organizations, the associated knowledge and the resulting tailor-made recommendations for action.

Dr. Peter Ammon

Ambassador (ret.) Dr. Peter Ammon is a former State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office.
He holds a doctorate in economics and was previously the Economic Director of the Federal Foreign Office for many years and subsequently the German Ambassador to France, the United Kingdom and the USA.
One focus of his long diplomatic career was on supporting German companies in overcoming the challenges of globalisation.
In this context, he supported Chancellors Schröder and Merkel in the G7/G8 negotiations as sous-sherpa for many years.
Dr. Ammon joined the Agora Strategy Institute as Dean at the beginning of 2024.

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Dr. Elli-Katharina Pohlkamp is Director at the Agora Strategy Group and Director of the Agora Strategy Institute. She is also a Visiting Fellow of the Asia Program at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Previously, she worked as a Japan analyst in Munich, as a policy fellow at the Progressive Center Berlin, as a research assistant and Forum Ebenhausen fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP Berlin) and as a project officer in the Europe and International Affairs Department of the Hessian State Chancellery in Wiesbaden. She holds a doctorate from the University of Tübingen and was a doctoral candidate at the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo. Her areas of expertise are Japan's foreign, economic and security policy, EU-Japan and China-Japan relations, as well as geostrategies in the Indo-Pacific.

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Dr Cornelius Adebahr is Senior Fellow and Editor of the Agora Strategy Institute. In addition, he works as a political analyst and consultant based in Berlin and Rome. His expertise is on foreign and security policy, in particular regarding Iran and the Persian Gulf, as well as on European and transatlantic affairs. His clients encompass political institutions, businesses and civil society organisations as well as international think tanks.

Adebahr is an adjunct faculty at the Hertie School in Berlin. Previously, he taught at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt, and Tehran University in Iran. He frequently publishes in, and is cited by, international media such as New York Times, Washington Post, POLITICO, BBC, CNN, Euronews, and Al Jazeera.

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