Jakob Bund is a foreign and security policy analyst, specializing in the strategic engagement of China and Iran, in particular on the issue of cybersecurity. Exploring pathways towards a normative framework for cyberspace, his research has focused on the differences in politial culture that inform national negotiating behavior. Building on this work, Jakob seeks to identify components for a diversified cyber deterrence strategy to strengthen stability aross the cyber spectrum.
Based in Brussels, he is currently an Associate Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), assisting the agency in its mission of supporting the elaboration and projection of EU foreign policy. At the Institute he has been involved in the organization of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue, a track-1.5 initiative, and the preparation of a comprehensive assessment of China's security posture in 2025.
Before joining the EUISS, Jakob completed research assigments at various think tanks in Germany and the United States. Most recently, he has led efforts for the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to assess the maturity of cybersecurity capabilities in highly digitized countries.
Jakob holds a MA degree in Strategic Studies, International Economics and a minor in China Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).