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Fri, Aug 7, 2020

The legacy Brent Scowcroft leaves behind

With Brent Scowcroft’s passing yesterday at age ninety-five, the United States lost one of the central players in the transatlantic community’s success in bringing a peaceful end to the half-century-long Cold War with the Soviet Union, in the remaking of the European map to include a reunified Germany, and in providing the opportunity for the spread of democracy and freedom to Central and Eastern Europe.

Feature by Frederick Kempe, Jeffrey Lightfoot

Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Germany may not like the American messenger. But it should heed his message.

The US president and the German government have given up on one another and withdrawn to their own camps, ignoring the growing structural issues in their bilateral ties that promise to linger no matter who wins the US presidential elections this fall.

New Atlanticist by Jeffrey Lightfoot

Defense Policy Germany

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Lightfoot Quoted in Vox on Protests in France

Read the full article here.

In the News by Jeffrey Lightfoot

France

Jeff Lightfoot is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He specializes in transatlantic security, European politics, France, and Middle East security.

Lightfoot is a senior associate at the Jones Group International, an international business advisory firm founded by General James L. Jones specializing in trade promotion, market access, and strategic leadership.

Prior to joining the Jones Group International in 2014, Lightfoot worked for six and a half years at the Atlantic Council, rising to the level of deputy director at the Brent Scowcroft Center. While at the Council, Lightfoot served as project rapporteur or report author for numerous, high-level Atlantic Council studies on the most pressing issues for US foreign policy, including US-Pakistan relations, US-Central Asian relations after Afghanistan, NATO, US-Russia relations, and American security assistance to Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.

Lightfoot has authored op-eds and articles for Defense News, CNN, the Boston Globe, the National Interest, the Fletcher Forum, the German Council on Foreign Relations, and La Revue International et Strategique, among others. He is a member of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Global Atlanticists network.

Lightfoot received his BA and BS from Indiana University Bloomington and earned his MA from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He has studied overseas at Sciences Po, Paris and the Rouen Business School and speaks French.