Reports & Insights
The Agora Strategy Institute regularly develops Executive Briefings on current political developments, events, and their business implications. A selection of these briefings can be found below:
2023 Geopolitical Risks Report:
Seven pressure points to watch
Agora Strategy Institute
The Agora Strategy Institute is Agora Strategy's internal think tank. Under the direction of Ambassador (ret.) Dr. Harald Braun, former German State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, the Institute and its international experts on the ground support Agora Strategy’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 events and geopolitical developments around the world.
More than three hundred fellows and 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.
Ambassador (ret.) Dr. Harald Braun
Ambassador (ret.) 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.
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).
Lena Schorlemer is a Project Manager at Agora Strategy and manages the day to day activities of the Institute. In this role, she is responsible for setting the thematic focus, preparing bi-weekly executive briefings, and liaising with the Institute’s fellows.
In addition to her work at Agora, Lena is pursuing a DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford, investigating the linkage dynamics between radical right-wing parties and extremist fringe groups in Western Europe.