Michael Rühle

Michael Rühle is currently Head of the Hybrid Challenges and Energy Security Section, in the Emerging Security Challenges Division in NATO’s International Staff. Previously he was Head, Speechwriting, and Senior Political Advisor in the NATO Secretary General’s Policy Planning Unit. Before joining NATO’s International Staff in 1991, Mr. Rühle was a Volkswagen-Fellow at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Sankt Augustin, Germany, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C. Mr. Rühle has published widely on international security issues in, among others, Asia Times, Comparative Strategy, International Affairs (Chatham House), NATO Review, Parameters, Politico, and The World Today. He is an Honorary Ancien of the NATO Defense College and a recipient of the Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy and the Bene Merito Medal bestowed by the Republic of Poland.