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The US president and the German government have given up on one another and withdrawn to their own camps, ignoring the growing structural issues in their bilateral ties that promise to linger no matter who wins the US presidential elections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

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In the News by Jeffrey Lightfoot


Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Lightfoot Quoted in Roll Call on Iran Nuclear Deal and Macron’s Visit to the U.S.

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In the News by Jeffrey Lightfoot


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.