2012- Head of Europe Program of Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

2009-2012 Head of SWP's Brussels Office

2005-2009 Researcher in the Research Division EU Integration

2003-2005 Media analyst, Media Tenor, Institute for Media Analysis, Bonn

2003 Centre for the Study of European Integration, Bonn

2002-2003 M.Phil Cambridge University

2000-2001 Institut d’ Etudes Politiques, Grenoble

1998-2002 M.A., University of Edinburgh


SWP-Papers (selection):

with Andreas Maurer

Is the UK Jumping or Being Pushed?

British Separatism after Cameron's EU Veto

SWP Comments 2012/C 15, April 2012, 4 Pages

How the UK Became Politically Dependent on Germany

And Why Germany Should Exploit the Situation for a New Bilateralism

SWP Comments 2011/C 04, February 2011, 4 Pages

Costing Free Movement

Fear and Non-transposition in the Schengen Area

SWP Comments 2010/C 27, November 2010, 4 Pages
with Steffen Angenendt

The Blue Card Impasse

Three Options for EU Policy on Highly Qualified Immigrants

SWP Comments 2010/C 14, June 2010, 4 Pages

Publications (selection):

European Migration Policy from Amsterdam to Lisbon

The end of the responsibility decade?

Nomos Books AMP Series 79, September 2010, 199 Pages

Working papers (selection):

with Steffen Angenendt

The re-nationalisation of migration policy-making?

EU cooperation after the Immigration Pact

Working Papers FG 1, 2009/Nr. 02 & FG 8, 2009/Nr. 05, January 2009, 6 Pages

Mobility partnerships: valuable addition to the ENP repertoire?

A checklist for revitalising ENP

Working Papers FG 1, 2009/Nr. 03, January 2009, 4 Pages

Immigration from the EU's "new" member states

Lessons from the UK

Working Papers FG 1, 2008/Nr. 12, May 2008, 5 Pages

The UK and the Ratification of the Reform Treaty

From European Problem Child to Class Swot

Working Papers FG 1, 2008/ Nr. 02, February 2008, 8 Pages

The Commission's Green Paper on the Future Common European Asylum System

Working Papers FG 1, 2007/Nr. 12, August 2007, 11 Pages

SWP Comments

Uwe Halbach
The Circassian Question

Russian Colonial History in the Caucasus and a Case of “Long-distance Nationalism”


Christian Mölling
NATO's Two Percent Illusion

Germany Needs to Encourage Greater Efficiency within the Alliance


SWP Research Papers

Guido Steinberg
Leading the Counter-Revolution

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring


Christian Wagner
Security Cooperation in South Asia

Overview, Reasons, Prospects