Dr. Patrick Keller is Coordinator of Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, Germany. From 2003 to April 2008, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science and North American Studies at Bonn University. He studied International Relations, American Language and Literature and German Literature at Bonn University and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Bonn University and was a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University’s American Institute of Contemporary German Studies in Washington, D.C. He is also an associate at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin, and a lecturer in Security Policy at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. His essays on transatlantic security policy, international relations, and American politics have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Survival, Internationale Politik, die tageszeitung, Merkur, The Weekly Standard and American Foreign Policy Interests. The NATO Defense College in Rome has published three of his studies as research papers.