Lars Brozus is a senior associate in the Americas division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), a leading think tank in Berlin. From 2006 to 2010, he was the managing director of the Collaborative Research Center “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” at the Free University in Berlin. Previously, he served as a foreign policy consultant at the German parliament. His areas of expertise include democracy promotion, fragile states, G8, G20 and nation- and state-building, and responsibility to protect. His research interests include strategic foresight in politics.