Ted R. Bromund studies and writes on Anglo-American relations, U.S. and British relations with Europe and the European Union, America’s leadership role in the world, and international organizations and treaties, with a particular focus on Interpol, as Senior Research Fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom.
Bromund, who joined Heritage in 2008, previously served nine years as Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale University, a center dedicated to the study and teaching of diplomatic history and grand strategy.
He received his doctorate in history in 1999 from Yale. He also holds two master’s degrees in history from Yale and a bachelor of arts degree from Iowa’s Grinnell College. His doctoral thesis on Britain’s first application to the European Economic Community won the Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize from the American Political Science Association’s British Politics Group.
At Yale, he was a lecturer in History beginning in 1999, and in International Affairs for the master of arts program beginning in 2004. In Washington, D.C., he has served as an adjunct professor of Strategic Studies in the Strategic Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Bromund writes regularly for a wide range of publications, including scholarly journals. He was formerly a columnist for Newsday and Forbes, and, in Britain, the Yorkshire Post. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Signal, Heritage’s multimedia news organization.
Bromund has testified before Congress, been cited in evidence by the UK House of Commons, advised the U.S. National Security Council, spoken before the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, and served as an expert witness in U.S., British, and Polish legal proceedings. He has been interviewed or cited by BBC News, CBS News, CNN, the Daily Caller, Fox News, Fox Business, NPR, Radio Free Europe, Reuters, The Voice of America, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, Time, The Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among many others.
In 2013, Bromund was recognized by the Second Amendment Foundation as its Scholar of the Year for his analysis of the Arms Trade Treaty. In 2016, he received Heritage’s Joseph Shattan Award in recognition of the quality of his writing. In 2023, Sky News (UK) lauded him as “the go-to guy on anything relating to Interpol. . . . When we first started asking questions about Interpol abuse, whenever our sources were struggling with an answer, many of them would say ‘Have you spoken to Ted?’”