Jeremy Stern is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center. He was previously chief of staff at the US Embassy in Berlin and senior advisor to the Special Envoy for Serbia-Kosovo peace negotiations. From 2014-2019, he served in five countries in the Middle East and Central Asia as an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officer in the US Army. He has written on US foreign policy and European affairs for the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Palladium Magazine, andthe American Interest, where he was a staff writer on the Via Meadia blog from 2012-2014. He holds a BA in Russian language and literature from Kenyon College and a special diploma in liberal arts and sciences from St. Petersburg State University in Russia.