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 Paris, he is currently a Junior Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), helping the agency in its mission of supporting the elaboration and projection of EU foreign policy. At the institute he is involved in the organization of the EU track-2 dialogue with China and is preparing a comprehensive security posture preview of China in 2025.
Before joining EUISS, he worked for several 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.