Dr. phil. Gudrun Wacker

Dr. phil. Gudrun Wacker

Research Division: Asia
Senior Fellow


since 2013 Member of the Steering Committee of CSCAP EU

1992–2000 Researcher, Federal Institute for Russian, East European and International Studies, Cologne

1983–1992 Researcher, Department for Chinese and Korean Studies, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen

Areas of Expertise:


SWP Publications (selection):

Hanns Günther Hilpert, Gudrun Wacker

Geoeconomics Meets Geopolitics

China’s New Economic and Foreign Policy Initiatives

SWP Comments 2015/C 33, June 2015, 7 Pages
Gudrun Wacker

Security Cooperation in East Asia

Structures, Trends and Limitations

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 04, May 2015, 40 Pages
Susanne Dröge, Gudrun Wacker

China’s Approach to International Climate Policy

Change Begins at Home

SWP Comments 2014/C 40, September 2014, 4 Pages
Gudrun Wacker

Caught in the Middle: China's Crucial but Ambivalent Role in the International Climate Negotiations

in: Susanne Dröge (ed.)
International Climate Policy

Priorities of Key Negotiating Parties

SWP Research Paper 2010/RP 02, March 2010, 111 Pages, P. 54-66
Howard Loewen, Markus Tidten, Gudrun Wacker

Obama's Visit to Asia

"Return" of the United States as a Pacific Power?

SWP Comments 2009/C 30, December 2009, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Gudrun Wacker

The Irreversible Rise. A New Foreign Policy for a Stronger China

in: Alessia Amighini, Axel Berkofsky (eds.), Xi´s Policy Gambles: the Bumpy Road Ahead, ISPI e-book, 2015, pp. 65-77
Alfonso Martínez Arranz, Gudrun Wacker

China and the European Union: high hopes, clear conflicts

in: Norman Witzleb, Alfonso Martínez Arranz, Pascaline Winand (eds.), The European Union and Global Engagement. Institutions, Policies and Challenges, Cheltenham (UK), Northhampton (MA): Elgar, 2015, pp. 256-278
Gudrun Wacker

Chinese Internal Views of the EU

in: Kerry Brown (ed.), The EU-China Relationship: European Perspectives - A Manual for Policy Makers, London: Imperial College Press, 2015, pp. 3-11
Gudrun Wacker

Better and worse: Taiwan's changing security environment

in: Jean-Pierre Cabestan/Jacques deLisle (eds.), Political Changes in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou. Partisan conflict, political choices, external constraints and security challenges, London/New York: Routledge, 2014, pp. 175-194
Gudrun Wacker

Good suggestions, but the EU can do even more

Commentary to: Yeo Lay Hwee, The EU’s role in shaping Asia’s security

in: Europe's World, 07.01.2014 (online)

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Bates Gill, Gudrun Wacker

China's Rise

Diverging U.S. - EU Perceptions and Approaches (TFPD project paper)

Working Papers, August 2005, 66 Pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Gudrun Wacker

Chinese Reforms Remain Difficult

Even if, contrary to all expectations, the new Chinese leadership embarks on a path of fundamental reforms, their implementation will face enormous structural obstacles, says Gudrun Wacker.

Point of View, November 2012

SWP Research Papers

Felix Heiduk
Indonesia in ASEAN

Regional Leadership between Ambition and Ambiguity

Gudrun Wacker
Security Cooperation in East Asia

Structures, Trends and Limitations