Expertise: European Union, NATO, Russia, foreign interference, U.S. security cooperation, U.S. foreign policy

Max Bergmann is a senior fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on Europe, Russia, and U.S. security cooperation. From 2011 to 2017, he served in the U.S. Department of State in a number of different positions, including as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff, where he focused on political-military affairs and nonproliferation; special assistant to the undersecretary for arms control and international security; speechwriter to then-Secretary of State John Kerry; and senior adviser to the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs. Prior to serving in the State Department, he worked at American Progress as a military and nonproliferation policy analyst and at the National Security Network as the deputy policy director. Bergmann received his master’s degree from the London School of Economics in comparative politics and his bachelor’s degree from Bates College.

By Max Bergmann
Reviving transatlantic relations after TrumpSocial EuropeOctober 12, 2020
Why Trump’s Troop Withdrawal from Germany Is Only the BeginningThe National InterestAugust 8, 2020
Is Europe ready for America’s embrace?Friends of EuropeJune 8, 2020
The United States Needs a Euro PolicyThe American InterestMay 28, 2020
The FBI Botched the Russia Investigation in 2016Center for American Progress ActionApril 24, 2020
Is Europe ready for a Democratic US president?PoliticoMarch 18, 2020
Impeachment Trial Witnesses: Who the Senate Should Call and What They KnowCenter for American Progress ActionJanuary 15, 2020
Mueller reveals US and Europe have a Russia problemThe Progressive PostApril 8, 2019
The Russians Are Coming in 2020. Dems Don’t Have to Be Victims This Time.The Daily BeastFebruary 26, 2019
Conspiracy Against the United States: The Story of Trump and RussiaCenter for American Progress ActionNovember 27, 2018
Russiagate: The Depth of CollusionCenter for American Progress ActionAugust 2, 2017