Dr. Christian Mölling

Dr. Christian Mölling

Research Division: International Security


phone:+49 30 88007-410

Member of the Armament project

2008-2009 Senior Research Fellow, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

2007 Visiting fellow, Foundation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris

2006 Visiting staff, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU - military policy unit, Brussels

2006 Visiting Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, London

2006 Visiting Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris

2005-2009 Doctoral candidate, LMU Munich, (Prof. Daase)

2004-2005 Acad. Advisor, German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin

2000-2004 Research Fellow, Hamburg Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy

Areas of Expertise:

Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), Defence and security policy / Armed forces, Defence industry and procurement, German armed forces (Bundeswehr), German defence and security policy, Nato

German and European Defence Industries, European defence cooperation, defence policies of EU-Countries and German armed forces.

SWP-Papers (selection):

with Isabelle Werenfels

Post-election Tunisia: Security Issues as a Threat to Democratisation

Germany Should Help Reform and Strengthen the Security Sector

SWP Comments 2014/C 53, December 2014, 4 Pages
with Claudia Major

The Framework Nations Concept

Germany’s Contribution to a Capable European Defence

SWP Comments 2014/C 52, December 2014, 4 Pages

Pooling and Sharing in the EU and NATO

European Defence Needs Political Commitment rather than Technocratic Solutions

SWP Comments 2012/C 18, June 2012, 4 Pages

Europe without Defence

The States of Europe Have to Re-evaluate the Interrelationship between Political Sovereignty, Military Effectiveness and Economic Efficiency

SWP Comments 2011/C 38, November 2011, 4 Pages

Publications (selection):

Europe, the Transatlantic Defense Industry, and How to Make the Right Choice?

GMF Policy Brief, Transatlantic Security Task Force Series, November 2013, 4 pages
with Sophie-Charlotte Brune

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on European Defence. Part 1

Study requested by the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union, Directorate B, Policy Department Study carried out within the framework agreement between TEPSA and the European Parliament; Ref.: EP/EXPO/B/SEDE/FWC/2009-01/Lot6/09 Editorial closing date: 23/05/2011. Brussels, April 2011, 63 pages
with Claudia Major

More Than Wishful Thinking?

EU, UN and NATO and Comprehensive Approaches to Crisis Management

in: J. Koops (ed.) Military Crisis Management and Capacity-Building: The Challenge of Effective Interorganisationalism, in: Studia Diplomatica, 62 (2009) 3, pp. 21-28

Working papers (selection):

with Alicia von Voß

The Role of EU National Parliaments in Defence Affairs

A Comparison of Decision-Making Powers across Europe concerning International Troop Deployments and Procurement Processes

SWP Working Paper FG03, WP No. 01, March 2015, 13 pages
with Marie-Louise Chagnaud, with Torben Schütz, with Alicia von Voß

European Defence Monitoring (EDM)

Working Paper FG 03, No. 01, January 2014, 44 pages
with Claudia Major, with Alicia von Voß

The State of Defence Cooperation in Europe

Working Paper, FG 03-WP No 3, December 2013, 14 pages

In the press:

with Alicia von Voß

Parliamentary approval: This does not pave the way for a European Army

The report of the German »Rühe Commission« on international deployments is only a first step towards further defense cooperation in Europe. Christian Mölling and Alicia von Voss on the key issues that the German parliament needs to discuss now.

Point of View, June 2015


Christian Mölling, Europe, the Transatlantic Defense Industry and How to Make the Right Choice?

Christian Mölling, Trends within the European Union.

Christian Mölling, Claudia Major, Tomas Valasek
Smart but too cautious: How NATO can improve its fight against austerity

Christian Moelling worked as expert for the EU Committee of the House of Lords in Great Britain. He has been consulted on the development of armed forces in Germany and Europe. Abschlussbericht »European Defence Capabilities«.

SWP Research Papers

Judith Vorrath
From War to Illicit Economies

Organized Crime and State-building in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Oliver Meier
Crisis as Opportunity

Implications of the Nuclear Conflict with Iran for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime