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

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


Research Division: International Security
Head of Research Division

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 Publications (selection):

with Marcel Dickow, with Katarzyna Kubiak, with Oliver Meier, with Michael Paul

Germany and NATO Missile Defence

Between Adaptation and Persistence

SWP Comments 2016/C 22, April 2016, 7 Pages
with Oliver Meier

The Ukraine Conflict and the Danger of Nuclear Accidents

in: Lars Brozus
Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned

Scenarios of International Foreign and Security Policy. Foresight Contributions 2015

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 01, January 2016, 56 Pages, P. 21-25
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

External Publications (selection):

with Anja Dahlmann, with Léa Tisserant

The EDA and the Field of Research and Technology

in: Nikolaos Karampekios and Iraklis Oikonomou (eds.), The European Defence Agency. Arming Europe. London, New York, 2015, pp. 102-117.

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

with Christian Alwardt, with Anja Dahlmann, with Frank Sauer, with Niklas Schörnig

First Steps towards a Multidimensional Autonomy Risk Assessment (MARA) in Weapons Systems

Working Papers 5, December 2015, 26 Pages
with Olivier de France, with Hilmar Linnenkamp, with Jean-Pierre Maulny

French and German Defence: The Opportunities of Transformation

FG03-WP No 02, March 2015, Berlin
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 Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

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

Oliver Meier
The Danger of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Unfinished Disarmament and International Control Efforts


Marcel Dickow, Katarzyna Kubiak, Oliver Meier, Michael Paul
Germany and NATO Missile Defence

Between Adaptation and Persistence


SWP Research Papers

Judith Vorrath
Organized Crime and Development

Challenges and Policy Options in West Africa’s Fragile States


Judith Vorrath
From War to Illicit Economies

Organized Crime and State-building in Liberia and Sierra Leone