Sebastian Vagt is a defence analyst at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom. Being based in Brussels, his focus is on the security and defence politics of NATO and the EU. Mr. Vagt has been a naval officer in the German military between 2004 to 2016. During this time he helped to shape the Bundeswehr’s public affairs in Berlin, acted as the Executive Officer on a mine hunting vessel in Kiel and joined a NATO Response Force mission. He earned a diploma in state and social sciences in Munich and Stellenbosch, South Africa.