Dr. rer. nat. Marcel Dickow, M.P.S.

Dr. rer. nat. Marcel Dickow, M.P.S.


Research Division: International Security
Senior Associate

marcel.dickow(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-271

Member of the Armament project

January to July 2013 at Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik (BAKS)

2007 - 2009 Fellow of Volkswagenstiftung in the EFSPS-Program (European Foreign and Security Policy Studies) at IFSH

2008 European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Space Policy Coordination

2007 European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna

2006 Scientific Adviser to the German Federal Foreign Office

2005 - 2006 Master of Peace and Security Studies at University of Hamburg, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)

2001 - 2005 Doctorate in Molecular and Environmental Physics at Technical University of Berlin

Areas of Expertise:

Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), Cyber-security, Defence and security policy / Armed forces, Defence industry and procurement, Military technology, Space policy

Technological topics in the field of security and defence policy as well as related policy areas. Robotics and autonomous systems, space and cyber policy and technology.


SWP-Papers (selection):

with Hilmar Linnenkamp

Combat Drones – Killing Drones

A Plea against Flying Robots

SWP Comments 2013/C 04, February 2013, 8 Pages
with Hilmar Linnenkamp, with Christian Mölling

The Case for a European Defence Review

Why National-level Armed Forces Planning Is Not Enough

SWP Comments 2012/C 24, August 2012, 4 Pages
with Sophie-Charlotte Brune, with Hilmar Linnenkamp, with Christian Mölling

The German Armed Forces and the Financial Crisis

Towards National Restructuring and European Economies of Scale

SWP Comments 2010/C 13, May 2010, 7 Pages

Working papers (selection):

with Dick Zandee, with Lennart Landman, with Margriet Drent, with Marco Overhaus

Deepening German-Netherlands Defence Cooperation for Europe’s Security Needs

Working Papers FG 2, 2013/Nr. 1; FG 2, 2013/Nr. 1, January 2013, 7 Pages
with Hilmar Linnenkamp, with Jean-Pierre Maulny, with Marcin Terlikowski

Weimar Defence Cooperation - Projects to Respond to the European Imperative

Working Paper FG 03, WP 2011/No. 06, Berlin, November 2011, 11 pages

In the press:

with Oliver Meier, with Max Mutschler, with Michael Paul

The case for rethinking NATO missile defense plans

Because of uncertainties about future missile threats, a lack of support among U.S. allies, and financial risks, the allies would be well advised to reassess their plans before proceeding with the further implementation of NATO missile defense, Dickow, Meier, Mutschler and Paul say.

Point of View, November 2013

SWP Comments

Markus Kaim, Margarete Klein
NATO-Russia Relations after the Newport Summit

Reassurance, Cooperation and Security Guarantees


Christian Mölling
NATO's Two Percent Illusion

Germany Needs to Encourage Greater Efficiency within the Alliance


SWP Research Papers

Ekkehard Brose
When Germany Sends Troops Abroad

The case for a limited reform of the Parliamentary Participation Act


Tim L. Oliver
Europe without Britain

Assessing the Impact on the European Union of a British Withdrawal