Dr. Max Mutschler

Dr. Max Mutschler

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


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

Chérine Chams El Dine
Fragile Alliances in Egypt’s Post-Revolutionary Order

The Military and Its Partners

Petra Becker
Support for Syria’s Civil Society – Misguided and Ineffective

Without Military Action, International Support Will Continue to Be of No Avail

SWP Research Papers

Yaşar Aydın
The New Turkish Diaspora Policy

Its Aims, Their Limits and the Challenges for Associations of People of Turkish Origin and Decision-makers in Germany

Dilek Kurban
Europe as an Agent of Change

The Role of the European Court of Human Rights and the EU in Turkey’s Kurdish Policies