Dr. Max Mutschler

Dr. Max Mutschler


Research Division: Staff of the Executive Board
Special Assistant to the Director and Associate

max.mutschler(at)swp-berlin.org

2009-2012 PhD fellowsip, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Since 2009 Member of the »Fachgruppe Rüstungsexporte« at the Gemeinsame Konferenz Kirche und Entwicklung (GKKE)

2008-2012 PhD student at the University of Tübingen

2007-2009 Lecturer and research associate at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tübingen

Areas of Expertise:

United States, Arms control, Defence and security policy / armed forces of a country / a region, Risk governance, Space policy


SWP-Papers (selection):

with Julia Howald, with Stormy-Annika Mildner, with Brittany Sammon, with Vanessa Vaughn, with Marian Vogel

Transatlantic Risk Governance Survey

Risk Averse Germans and Risk Friendly Americans?

Working Paper, July 2013, 42 pages

Publications (selection):

Arms Control in Space

Exploring Conditions for Preventive Arms Control

Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Studies in International Relations), Basingstoke, Oct 2013, 240 pages
with American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

Energy and Security Risks: A Transatlantic Comparison

AICGS Policy Report 55, Washington DC: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, August 2013
with Christophe Venet

The EU as Emerging Actor in Space Security?

in: Space Policy 27 (2), May 2012, pp.118-124

Keeping Space Safe

Towards A Long-Term Strategy to Arms Control in Space

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), PRIF Report No. 98, December 2010

Ottawa in Space?

Reversing the Burden of Proof Regarding Space Weapons

European Space Policy Institute (ESPI). ESPI Perspective, No. 33, June 2010

Working papers (selection):

Lessons learned from past experiences with transparency and confidence-building measures

Background paper for the workshop “Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures in Practice” SWP, Berlin, 27-28 March 2014

FG 03-WP No 03, April 2014, 10 pages

In the press:

with Marcel Dickow, with Oliver Meier, 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

Muriel Asseburg
The EU in the Middle East and North Africa

Helpless Bystander Rather Than Effective Democracy Promoter or Stabilizing Force


Bettina Rudloff
Food Standards in Trade Agreements

Differing Regulatory Traditions in the EU and the US and Tips for the TTIP


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