Henrik Breitenbauch is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

He is also a senior researcher at the Center for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, and a nonresident fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations. A native Dane, he advises Danish authorities on issues related to defense and security policy, including NATO, transatlantic relations, Nordic-Baltic security, and defense planning. Breitenbauch has worked for and advised NATO’s Allied Command Transformation on long-term defense planning and strategic foresight analyses. He has worked and published widely on issues related to defense policy reform, stabilization operations in the global war on terror, international defense cooperation including in military procurement, on professional military education and capacity building.

He recently contributed to the book Enhancing U.S.-Nordic-Baltic Security with a chapter on Nordic-Baltic defense cooperation. He is the author of International Relations in France: Writing between Discipline and State (Routledge, 2013) and Never-Ending Warfare?, on Western and Danish Stabilization Operations (in Danish). He was a visiting researcher at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Breitenbauch holds a PhD in political science (international relations) from the University of Copenhagen, an MA in European studies from the University of Aarhus, and an MA from Sciences Po in Paris.