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

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

Steffen Halling, Susan Stewart
Ukraine in Crisis

Challenges of Developing a New Political Culture

Sabine Fischer
Escalation in Ukraine

Conflicting Interpretations Hamper International Diplomacy

SWP Research Papers

Annegret Bendiek
Tests of Partnership

Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security, Internet Governance, and Data Protection

Heiko Wimmen
Divisive Rule

Sectarianism and Power Maintenance in the Arab Spring: Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria