Jan Techau is a Senior Fellow with the Transatlantic Defense and Security program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

Jan Techau is the Director of Europe at the Eurasia Group, covering Germany and European Defense from Berlin. Jan served as the head of speechwriting for three ministers in the German Ministry of Defense from 2020 to 2023. He was the Director of Carnegie Europe from 2011-2016 and ran the Europe Programs at both the German Marshall Fund of the United States (2018-2020) and at the German Council on Foreign Relations (2006-2010). In 2017, he published his book “Führungsmacht Deutschland” with Leon Mangasarian. Jan also served as the Research Adviser at the NATO Defense College in Rome (2010) and as the director of the Richard Holbrooke Forum at the American Academy in Berlin (2016-2017). Jan holds an M.A. in Political Science from Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany, and has studied at Penn State and at the University of Osnabrück.