Reports & Insights

The Agora Strategy Institute develops reports on current political developments, events, and their business implications upon client request.

A selection of Agora Executive Briefings can be found below:

Imperilled Franco-German Armament Projects
endanger European Defense Plans

April 30, 2021 | European Security and Defense

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Two Crucial Votes in Germany’s Länder Mean Merkel’s Succession is up for Grabs

March 19, 2021 | Germany

Brexit Finally Got Done, but the UK is Trading Market Access for Sovereignty

January 20, 2021 | UK, Brexit

Economic Opportunities in the Arctic Fuel Geopolitical Competition

December 22, 2020 | Arctic

Agora Strategy Institute

The Agora Strategy Institute is the Agora Strategy Group's internal think tank. Under the direction of Ambassador Prof. Dr. Harald Braun (ret.), former State Secretary of Foreign Affairs at the German Federal Foreign Office, the Institute and its experts on the ground support Agora’s holistic advisory approach with targeted analyses and reports. The Institute’s scope ranges from political risk and opportunity assessments for business and investment decisions to analyses of current circumstances and geopolitical developments around the world.

More than three hundred senior experts support Agora Strategy and our clients with a wide range of regional and thematic expertise. As former high-ranking representatives of governments, diplomatic corps, ministries, security agencies, and the military, Agora experts are deeply rooted in regional networks and have excellent access to information. Our clients benefit from this access to high-level stakeholders in business, politics, and international organizations, as well as from the associated information advantage and the tailored action recommendations.

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Ambassador (ret.) Prof. Dr. Harald Braun

Ambassador Prof. Dr. Harald Braun is Dean of the Agora Strategy Institute. He looks back at a long diplomatic career, including his role as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative of Germany to the U.N. and postings in London, Paris, Washington, D.C., Africa and the Middle East.

From 2005 to 2008, he was Corporate Senior Vice President for Group Policy and External Affairs at Siemens AG.

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Dr. Cornelius Adebahr

Dr. Cornelius Adebahr is Senior Fellow and Editor of the Agora Strategy Institute. Cornelius Adebahr also works as an independent policy consultant and analyst. His expertise focuses on European and global foreign policy issues.

Between 2011 and 2016, he lived in Tehran and Washington, D.C. His recent publications include "Inside Iran: Old Nation, New Power?” (Dietz 2018) and "Europe and Iran: The Nuclear Deal and Beyond" (Routledge 2017).

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