Soeren Kern
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute

Soeren Kern is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Gatestone Institute, and the Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group. One of the oldest and most influential foreign policy think tanks in Spain, the Strategic Studies Group is closely tied to Spain's center-right Partido Popular/Popular Party and former Spanish Prime Minister José Maria Aznar.

A political scientist by training, Soeren specializes in European politics as well as US and European defense- and security-related issues. He is also an essayist on European anti-Americanism and the roles of America and Europe in the world.

Soeren is a contributing analyst for Jane's Information Group on Basque and Islamist terrorism in Spain. He writes for Jane's Intelligence Review, Jane's Intelligence Weekly and Jane's Terrorism and Security Monitor.

Soeren is a regular commentator about European politics and transatlantic relations for newspapers and radio programs in Spain, Europe and the United States. He teaches international relations at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, a private university in Madrid.

Previously, Soeren was Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Elcano Royal Institute for Strategic and International Affairs. He served in the US Air Force (stationed in Germany) during the last decade of the Cold War, and worked as a defense analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), one of the leading corporate think tanks advising the Pentagon on nuclear non-proliferation. He was also the Washington-based managing editor of Arms Control Today, the strategic affairs monthly magazine.

Soeren graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and has also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has visited more than one hundred countries, including most of those in the Middle East.

Soeren is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany, and is fluent in English, German and Spanish. He lives in Spain with his wife Mónica.

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Austria: Civil Law vs. Sharia Law2014/10/21
Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg2014/10/15
Gang Rapes, 'Junior Jihadists' and Runaway Sharia2014/10/12
Belgium: Jihad Mega-Trial Begins2014/10/06
Anjem Choudary, in His Own Words2014/09/30
Switzerland: Land of Jihad2014/09/26
Britain's Female Jihadists2014/09/21
Portugal's Jihadists2014/09/14
Germany's "Sharia Police"2014/09/08
Why Europe Must Not Be Trusted to Monitor Hamas2014/09/02
Austria: Springboard for Global Jihad2014/08/26
Islamic State: "We Will Take Spain Back"2014/08/17
Holy War Arrives in Germany2014/08/10
Catalonia to Muslims: Support Independence, Get Mega-Mosque2014/08/07
Spanish Anti-Semitism is Alive and Well2014/08/01
Beheadings of Infidels, Halal Sex Products and "Muslims Don't Like Dogs"2014/07/29
EU Leaders Deeply Divided Over Russia2014/07/21
British Jihadists, Sharia Finance and "There is No Life Without Jihad"2014/07/15
UK Bans Pro-Jihad Islamist Groups2014/07/12
Meet the Next President of the European Commission2014/07/08
UK: Uphill Battle in Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation2014/07/01
British Jihadists and the UK Surveillance State2014/06/27
London's "Largest Mosque in Europe" Closer to Reality2014/06/19
Britain Outlaws Forced Marriage2014/06/19
Salafi-Jihadists: "A Persistent Threat" to Europe and America2014/06/13
UK: "Culture of Fear" in Birmingham Schools2014/06/11
Spain to Deport Pakistani Refugee for Criticizing Islam2014/06/06
Salafism in Germany: "Something Must Be Done Immediately"2014/06/05
French Jihadist Arrested For Brussels Jewish Museum Attack2014/06/02
European Elections: "No to Europe, Yes to Europe"2014/05/30
Gang Raping, "I Love Al-Qaeda" and Who Is Advancing Islam?2014/05/22
Decapitation, Morality Squads and "Five-Star Jihad"2014/05/20
Dutch Jihadists in Syria Pose Threat to the Netherlands2014/05/15
Germany: Islamists Infiltrating Schools in Hamburg2014/05/13
France Launches Anti-Jihadist Plan2014/05/02
UK: Sharia-Compliant Student Loans?2014/04/28
UK: Probe of Islamic Takeover Plot Widens2014/04/17
US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic2014/04/14
European Dual-Use Exports to Iran Continue Apace2014/04/10
German Pledges to Return Nazi-Looted Art2014/04/07
UK: Plot to 'Islamize' British Schools2014/04/01
Austria: Muslims Outnumber Catholics in Vienna Schools2014/03/26
UK: Child Sex Slavery, Multiculturalism and Islam2014/03/24
Spain: Kebab Shops Financing Global Jihad2014/03/18
Britain: Mass Immigration Leaves Towns and Cities 'Unrecognizable'2014/03/07
Britain: Islamists Create Climate of Fear to Curb Free Speech2014/02/28
Teenage Jihadists, Car Burnings and Muslim-Only Cemeteries2014/02/26
Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain2014/02/21
Spain: Sephardic Jews are Welcome Back... Maybe2014/02/12
Germany Aiming to Become More Muslim Friendly2014/02/06
Spain Rethinks Universal Jurisdiction2014/01/31
European Jihadists in Syria2014/01/23
European Court Undermining British Sovereignty2014/01/17
The Islamization of Germany in 20132014/01/15
The Islamization of Belgium and the Netherlands in 20132014/01/13
The Islamization of France in 20132014/01/06
France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration2013/12/31
The Islamization of Britain in 20132013/12/30
Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread2013/12/16
OIC Blames Free Speech for "Islamophobia" in West2013/12/11
UK: Trial Begins for "Soldiers of Allah" Accused of Murdering British Soldier2013/12/09
France: Muslim Woman Sues Over Burqa Ban2013/12/06
EU, Israel Reach "Compromise" on Science vs. Settlements2013/11/27
Spain: Islamic Radicals Infiltrate the Military2013/11/22
Greece: Taxpayer-Funded Mosque Planned in Athens2013/11/20
EU Regulations: "Dictatorship of the Bureaucrats"?2013/11/14
Germany: The Greatest Double Robbery in the History of Art?2013/11/08
Britain: "A World Capital for Islamic Finance"2013/10/31
EU Proposal to Monitor "Intolerant" Citizens2013/10/28
Britain: Scandal-Plagued Muslim School "Dysfunctional"2013/10/21
Britain's Underage Muslim Marriage Epidemic2013/10/15
Spain's Escalating Mosque Wars2013/10/11
"Islamophobia Dictionaries," New Mega-Mosques and Other Recent Events2013/10/09
British Education: Creeping Sharia2013/10/03
Iceland to Get its First Mosque2013/09/27
Europe: Anti-Israel or Anti-Semitic?2013/09/20
British College "Unbans" Burqa2013/09/18
Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burqa Ban2013/09/13
The Biggest Mega-Mosque in Scandinavia2013/09/09
France: A "Secularism Charter" in Every School2013/08/30
Britain: Muslim TV Hate Preachers "Inciting Murder"2013/08/26
Spain's New "Fornicators"2013/08/20
Denmark Bans Meatballs to Accommodate Muslims2013/08/16
Islam Conquering Higher European Education2013/08/13
Europe: Ramadan Wrap-Up, 20132013/08/08
Britain: Muslim Prison Population Up 200%2013/08/02
France: Muslims Attack Police for Enforcing Burqa Ban2013/07/25
EU Blacklists Hezbollah: Not Really2013/07/22
UK Taxi Rapes2013/07/17
Britain: "Rape Jihad" Against Children2013/07/11
Italy: "Fighting in the Name of Allah"2013/07/09
Germany Faced with "Loudspeaker Jihad"2013/06/28
OIC Opens Office in Brussels to Fight "Islamophobia" in Europe2013/06/26
Spain: "Soon the Muslims Will Be the Kings of the World"2013/06/21
Islamic Law's Foothold in German Legal System2013/06/07
Britain: Islamic Temporary Marriages on the Rise2013/06/04
Britain's Islamic Future2013/05/31
Swedish Multiculturalism Goes Awry2013/05/24
Switzerland: Multicultural Paradise?2013/05/21
Muslims Demand Germany "Make Islam Equal to Christianity"2013/05/15
UK: The Crisis of Female Genital Mutilation2013/05/09
"Different and Threatening": Most Germans See Islam as a Threat2013/05/03
Belgium Erasing Christianity for Islam2013/04/30
Britain's Sharia Courts: "You Cannot Go Against What Islam Says"2013/04/23
Belgium vs. Islamic Jihadists2013/04/19
Germany Cracks Down on Critics of Mega-Mosque2013/04/16
Germany: Islam Becomes Campaign Issue2013/04/11
Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear2013/04/05
Ireland to Build One of Europe's Largest Mosques2013/04/02
European Jihadists: The Latest Export2013/03/21
Confronting Sharia Law in Belgium2013/03/19
Germany vs. Radical Islamists2013/03/15
Europe Rolls Over for Hezbollah Blackmail2013/03/07
Spain: Supreme Court Overturns Burqa Ban2013/03/04
UK: Unemployment Benefits to Finance Jihad2013/02/28
The Islamization of Spanish Jurisprudence2013/02/20
Ban Remains on Muslim Prayer in Spanish Cathedral2013/02/14
German Church Becomes Mosque2013/02/12
Another Attempt to Murder Free Speech in Denmark2013/02/06
New Hijab Controversies Looming in Europe2013/02/01
Muslim Gangs Enforce Sharia Law in London2013/01/25
Britain: Immigration Seen as Top Problem2013/01/23
Hungary's "Revival of the the Cult of Anti-Semitism"2013/01/16
German Journalist Among Top Ten Anti-Semites of 20122013/01/10
The Islamization of France in 20122013/01/02
The Islamization of Germany in 20122012/12/24
Muslims Angry Over Spanish Citizenship for Jews2012/12/21
Islam: Fastest-Growing Religion in Britain2012/12/18
Spain Threatens to Deport Filmmaker for Anti-Islam Documentary2012/12/17
London Rejects Plan for Mega-Mosque2012/12/11
Germany: Image of Islam 'Devastating'2012/12/10
Jihad on Christmas Trees2012/12/04
Muslims Pressing for Blasphemy Laws in Europe2012/11/30
Saudi 'Propaganda Center' Opens in Vienna2012/11/27
Converting Denmark into a Muslim Country2012/11/21
"Islam Needs a Fair Chance in Germany"2012/11/16
London's Mega-Mosque: "Recruiting Ground for Al Qaeda"2012/11/14
"Belgium Will Become an Islamic State"2012/11/09
Islam Overtaking Catholicism as Dominant Religion in France2012/11/02
Al-Qaeda's Strategy of a "Thousand Cuts"2012/10/30
"I Will Answer Only to Allah"2012/10/22
Muslim Lobbyist Represents U.S. at European Human Rights Conference2012/10/18
The Islamic Republic of Catalonia2012/10/12
Germany: Co-ed Swimming Goes to Court2012/10/09
Muslim Riots Reach Europe: Part II2012/10/03
Sweden: Mosque to Blast Prayer Calls from Minaret2012/10/01
British Voters Sour on Immigration2012/09/26
Britain: Islam Documentary Cancelled Amid Threats of Physical Violence2012/09/21
Australia Censors Free Speech2012/09/20
Muslim Riots Reach Europe2012/09/19
Spain: Muslim War on Meter Maids2012/09/11
Germany: New Ad Campaign to Counter Muslim Radicalization2012/09/05
Germany: Turkish Muslims Hope for More Muslims Than Christians2012/08/27
France Seeks to Reclaim 'No-Go' Zones2012/08/24
Germany: "Islamists Want to Bring Jihad to Europe"2012/08/21
Al Qaeda in Spain2012/08/15
Muslim Forced Marriages in Spain2012/08/14
EU "Upgrades" Relations with Israel, Strangling Strings Attached2012/08/03
Britain: Muslim Polygamists to Get More Welfare Benefits2012/08/01
Germany Tackles Islamic Radicalization2012/07/30
Mega-Mosques: "Building a French Islam"2012/07/20
Jihadi Tourism Hits Europe2012/07/18
How Political Correctness Is Transforming British Education2012/07/16
European Armies Recruiting Muslim Soldiers2012/07/13
Britain Ruled by Political Correctness2012/07/11
Islamic Jihadists Using Switzerland as Base2012/07/09
Radical Islam Spreading in Spain2012/07/03
Germany: "Radical Salafism is Like a Hard Drug"2012/06/19
Islam in Germany: "Germany Does Away With Itself"2012/06/15
Finland's War on Free Speech2012/06/11
"Don't Buy From Jews"2012/06/07
"Islam to Topple Man-made Democracy"2012/05/31
Finland's Iranian Mega-Mosque2012/05/29
"Feeding Hate": Islamic Separatism in Britain2012/05/24
Muslim Child-Rape Gangs in Britain2012/05/21
Muslim Voters Change Europe2012/05/17
Islam Arrives in the Basque Country2012/05/15
Amnesty International and Muslim Discrimination in Europe2012/05/10
German Cartoon Riots: Clubs, Bottles and Stones2012/05/08
Geert Wilders: 'Marked for Death: Islam's War against the West and Me'2012/04/30
German Islam Conference Ends in Failure2012/04/27
Free Speech Found Guilty by Europe2012/04/23
Britain: Muslim 'Cultural Sensitivity' Runs Amok2012/04/20
U.S. Sends Anti-Israel Advisor to Anti-Semitic Sweden2012/04/17
Germany: A Koran in Every Household2012/04/11
Islam Conquers European Football2012/04/05
Britain's Multicultural Nightmare2012/04/04
Italy: "Mosques Springing Up like Mushrooms"2012/04/02
Europe's Islamic Future Has Arrived2012/03/26
"I Will Make London a Beacon of Islam"2012/03/23
Jihadists "Liberating" Spain for Islam2012/03/20
Angry Turk's Message for Europe: "We are Coming"2012/03/16
Muslim Gangs Terrorize Denmark2012/03/14
Spain Facing Creeping Islamization2012/03/09
U.S. State Department Actively Promoting Islam in Europe2012/03/06
France Goes Halal2012/02/28
Britain Launches War on Multiculturalism2012/02/24
Muslims Plan "Parallel Parliament" In Switzerland2012/02/22
"Caliphate Conference" Seeks to Islamize Europe, U.S.2012/02/21
Islam Looms in French Elections2012/02/14
Qatar Financing Wahhabi Islam in France, Italy, Ireland and Spain2012/02/09
British Muslims Try to Ban Negative Reporting of Islam2012/02/06
Italy's Mosque Wars2012/02/03
Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe2012/01/31
Europeans Increasingly Converting to Islam2012/01/27
Britain's Rising Tide of Islam2012/01/23
Germany's New Islamic Centers2012/01/19
Muslims Converting Empty European Churches into Mosques2012/01/16
Germany Attempts to Silence Criticism of Islam2012/01/12
"Andalusia Spring"2012/01/09
U.S., E.U. Spearhead Islamic Bid To Criminalize Free Speech2012/01/06
France's Tottery Effort to Reverse Creeping Islamization2012/01/02
Europe's Inexorable March Towards Islam2011/12/29
"A Black Day for Austria"2011/12/26
Radical Islamic Television Arrives in Spain2011/12/22
"Let's Turn Belgium into an Islamist State"2011/12/19
German Court Bans Muslim Prayers in Schools2011/12/15
Muslims Intimidate Their Way Across Europe2011/12/12
Is New Moroccan Government Inciting Muslims in Spain?2011/12/08
Britain: Muslim 'Honor Crimes' Skyrocketing2011/12/05
Britain: Islam In, Christianity Out2011/12/01
Moroccan Crime in the Netherlands & the Myths of Multiculturalism2011/11/28
Brussels: The New Capital of Eurabia2011/11/22
Sweden's New Anti-Semites2011/11/17
UK Muslims: New Names, Old Groups2011/11/14
Germans Stunned by Report on Forced Marriages2011/11/10
Turks in Germany: The Guests Take Over the House2011/11/07
"100 Lashes If You Don't Die Laughing"2011/11/03
France: "This Mosque Is a Direct Obstacle to the Integration of [Muslims]"2011/10/31
Runaway Anti-Semitism Trampling Italy2011/10/27
Europe: "You Are Entering a Sharia Controlled Zone"2011/10/24
Saudi "Propaganda Center" Sets Up Shop in Vienna2011/10/20
Britain Launches Crackdown on Illegal Immigration2011/10/17
Muslim Hijab Sparks New Islam-Related Controversy in Spain2011/10/13
French Suburbs Becoming 'Separate Islamic Societies'2011/10/10
Muslims in Spain Declare Jihad on Dogs2011/10/06
German Multiculturalists Declare War on Critics of Islam2011/10/03
Muslim Polygamists Exploiting British Welfare System2011/09/29
Immigrants Want Cross Removed from Swiss Flag2011/09/26
Danish Mega-Mosque Funded by Iran2011/09/22
France Bans Muslim Street Prayers2011/09/20
Islamic Sharia Law Court Opens in Belgium2011/09/15
Greece to Build First Official Mega-Mosque in Athens2011/09/12
Islamist Sleeper Cells Proliferating in Germany2011/09/09
Islamic Sharia Law Proliferates in Germany2011/09/08
Spanish Town Becoming "New Mecca of the Most Radical Islamism"2011/09/01
Muslims in Britain Demand Sharia-Compliant Student Loans2011/08/29
Morocco Blocking Integration of Muslim Immigrants in Spain2011/08/25
European 'No-Go' Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating2011/08/22
Islam Overtaking Catholicism in France2011/08/18
European Concerns Over Muslim Immigration Go Mainstream2011/08/15
It's Ramadan in Europe2011/08/11
Muslim Countries Financing Jihad in Spain2011/08/04
The Norway Massacre and Europe's War on Free Speech2011/07/28
Britain's "Islamic Emirates Project"2011/07/21
Swiss Minaret Ban Survives Legal Challenge2011/07/14
Britain Debates Muslim Forced Marriage2011/07/07
The Netherlands Cuts Funding from Anti-Israel NGOs2011/06/30
Geert Wilders Acquitted of Defaming Muslims2011/06/24
The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism2011/06/23
Britain Creating Parallel Islamic Financial System2011/06/16
Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Germany2011/06/09
Europeans Increase Boycotts Against Israel2011/06/06
Geert Wilders Anti-Islam Show Trial 'Must Go On'2011/05/26
Islamic "Shariah-Compliant" Banking Takes Root in Europe2011/05/19
Europeans Threaten to Recognize Palestinian State Unless Israel Negotiates With Terrorist Group2011/05/12
A Month in the Life of Islam in Europe2011/05/05
Muslim Immigration Transforms Finland2011/04/28
Britain vs. Muslim Immigration2011/04/21
France: Burqa Ban Goes Into Effect2011/04/14
Spain: The "Most Anti-Semitic Country in Europe"2011/04/07
Muslims in France Ask to Use Empty Churches2011/03/31
The Most Islamic Community in Europe2011/03/24
Why France Was So Keen to Attack Libya2011/03/23
Debate Heats Up Over Muslims In France2011/03/17
Islam "Does Not Belong" to Germany2011/03/09
Europe's Double Game in The Middle East2011/03/03
Britain Inadvertently Encouraging Home-Grown Radical Islam2011/02/17
The Failure of British Multiculturalism2011/02/10
Europe's Fatwa Factories2011/02/03
Free Speech on Trial in Europe2011/01/27
Europe's Muslim Lobby2011/01/20
Europe Goes Halal2011/01/13
Muslim Christmas in Europe2011/01/06
Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree2010/12/30
The Spanish Ham Lawsuit and Other Muslim Problems Hitting Iberia2010/12/23
Barcelona: Islamist Stronghold on the Mediterranean2010/12/16
Survey Shows Germans Sceptical about Muslims and Islam2010/12/13
UK: Anti-Semitism Rampant in Muslim Schools2010/12/09
Muslims vs. French School System2010/11/24
The UK's Selective Application of the Universal Jurisdiction Law2010/11/22
Creeping Sharia Slides Over Britain2010/11/11
Spain's Anti-Semitism: Continuing "Lawfare," Selective Application of the Law2010/11/03
Geert Wilders Wins a Retrial in Dutch Anti-Islam Case2010/10/27
The Beginning of the End of European Multiculturalism2010/10/21
Free Speech on Trial in the Netherlands2010/10/07
Sweden's Political Landscape2010/09/30
Islamists Force Spanish Nightclub to Change its Name2010/09/23
Germany Debates Muslim Immigration2010/09/15
Will Islam Become the Religion of Europe?2010/09/09
Spain Cozies Up To Cuba2010/09/02
Is Britain Anti-Semitic?2010/08/19
Europe's Mosque Wars2010/08/18
New "War Crimes" Lawfare2010/08/04
European Involvement in Gaza Spells Trouble for Israel2010/07/29
Spain Debates Burqa Ban; Muslim Immigration Soars2010/07/21
How Europe Lost Turkey2010/07/14
Anti-Israel "Lawfare" in Europe2010/06/30
Europe Mulls Recognition of Palestinian State and Gangs up On Israel2010/05/03
Universal Jurisdiction: Political Points vs. Equality Before the Law2010/04/22
Europe Wants to Divide Jerusalem2009/12/23
“Minarets Are Our Bayonets”: The Swiss Vote To Ban Them2009/12/03
Spain, Israel and the Row Over UNIFIL 2009/11/16
European Left is More Dangerous for Jews than the European Right2009/06/17
Spain, Israel and War Crimes2009/04/08
Europe's War on Free Speech2009/03/18
"Made In Spain" Diplomacy2008/12/02
Obama's First Test: Europe2008/11/17
The Spanish Way2008/11/04