Dr. Oliver Meier

Dr. Oliver Meier


Research Division: International Security
Deputy Head of Research Division

oliver.meier(at)swp-berlin.org

2005 - 2013 Senior Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and International Correspondent and Representative of the Arms Control Association

2003 - 2005 Staffer in the office of Uta Zapf, Member of the German Bundestag

1999 - 2002 Senior Researcher at the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), London

07/1996 - 07/1999 Senior Researcher at the Berlin Information Centre for Transatlantic Security (BITS)

Areas of Expertise:

Arms control, Weapons of mass destruction / proliferation

Problems related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and on ways to control and reduce biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Ways to cooperatively control military and risk technologies.


SWP Publications (selection):

Oliver Meier

The Danger of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Unfinished Disarmament and International Control Efforts

SWP Comments 2016/C 23, April 2016, 4 Pages
Marcel Dickow, Katarzyna Kubiak, Oliver Meier, Michael Paul

Germany and NATO Missile Defence

Between Adaptation and Persistence

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

Germany and the Role of Nuclear Weapons

Between Prohibition and Revival

SWP Comments 2016/C 02, January 2016, 4 Pages
Marcel Dickow, Oliver Meier

The Ukraine Conflict and the Danger of Nuclear Accidents

in: Lars Brozus (ed.)
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
Oliver Meier

Crisis as Opportunity

Implications of the Nuclear Conflict with Iran for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 12, November 2014, 22 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Oliver Meier, Ralf Trapp

Russia’s chemical terrorism proposal: Red herring or useful tool?

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 7 June 2016
Oliver Meier

Closing Rifts in the Nuclear Order

Council of Councils, Global Memos, 30.04.2015 (online)
Katarzyna Kubiak, Oliver Meier

Comparing German and Polish Post–Cold War Nuclear Policies: A Convergence of European Attitudes on Nuclear Disarmament and Deterrence?

in: George P. Shultz and James E. Goodby (eds.), The War That Must Never Be Fought: Dilemmas of Nuclear Deterrence. Stanford: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace (2015), pp. 175-207
Oliver Meier

The nuclear dimension of the Ukraine conflict

in: Вестник Аналитики (Courier of Analytics), December 2014, pp. 47-51

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Oliver Meier

The 2015 NPT Review Conference Failure

Implications for the Nuclear Order

Working Paper FG 03-WP No. 04, October 2015, 12 pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Marcel Dickow, Oliver Meier, Max Mutschler, 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

Judith Vorrath
Fresh Impetus for West African Drug Policy

Opportunities for New Partnerships in the Wake of UNGASS


Oliver Meier
The Danger of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Unfinished Disarmament and International Control Efforts


SWP Research Papers

Michael Paul
A “Great Wall of Sand” in the South China Sea?

Political, Legal and Military Aspects of the Island Dispute


Judith Vorrath
Organized Crime and Development

Challenges and Policy Options in West Africa’s Fragile States