Molly O’Neal

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Dr. Molly O’Neal is a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer whose career, from 1989 onward, was devoted to U.S. relations with Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. After leaving the Foreign Service in 2006, she earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2012, specializing in international political economy, comparative politics, American foreign policy, and European and Eurasian studies.

She has lectured and written on these subjects since 2010, most recently as a Fulbright professor and researcher at the Center for International Studies at the Technical University of Dresden through the spring and summer of 2022. In fall of 2019, she was a visiting researcher in the European department of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) in Berlin. She has taught international relations, American foreign policy, and European and Eurasian area studies at Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin, and American University. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar and lecturer at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw in 2015-2016.

Her recent research and writing have focused on European politics, the European Union, and U.S. policy toward Europe and Eurasia.

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Reparations Reprise

Poland Presses a Perceived Advantage The leader of Poland’s governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, has escalated his demand for compensation from Germany for the World War …