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 and the reemergence of great power competition


German, English, French

Julian Müller-Kaler started working as a research assistant in DGAP’s The Americas Program in September 2020. He is also a resident 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 is currently working toward his doctorate at the Geschwister Scholl Institute for Political Science at LMU Munich. He graduated as a Fulbright-Schuman scholar with an MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He also 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.

Julian Müller-Kaler