Max Bergmann

Max Bergmann (@maxbergmann) is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on European security and U.S.-Russia policy. 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 Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; speechwriter to Secretary of State John Kerry; and Senior Advisor 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.

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