Areas of Expertise

  • Transatlantic relations and American domestic politics
  • The rise of populism in Western democracies
  • Future of the liberal international order and American foreign policy
  • Strategic Foresight and global trend analysis
  • The rise of China, technological supremacy, and the reemergence of great power competition

Short Bio

Julian Müller-Kaler joined DGAP in September 2020 and is a project officer in its USA Strategy Group. He is also a resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where he works on the rise of China, geopolitical risk analysis, and the implications of modern technologies on society and politics. Previously, he was a research associate to Dr. Mathew Burrows, director of the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative at the Atlantic Council; consultant in the office of the German executive director of the World Bank Group; and co-chair of the Transatlantic Policy Symposium 2019 in Washington, DC.

Müller-Kaler graduated as a Fulbright-Schuman scholar with an MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a BA in politics and international relations from Zeppelin University, where he studied with scholarships from the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin and the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation.


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[Last updated: January 2023]

Julian Müller-Kaler



In the media


Standardizing the future

How can the United States navigate the geopolitics of international technology standards?
Giulia Neaher
Julian Müller-Kaler
Dr. David A. Bray
et al.
External Publications

The Trump Old Party

Gedanken zu Populismus, Vergangenheit und Zukunft der Republikanischen Partei
Julian Müller-Kaler
External Publications