Dr. Johannes Thimm

Dr. Johannes Thimm


Research Division: The Americas
Deputy Head of Research Division

johannes.thimm(at)swp-berlin.org

2014-2015 Head of Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

since 2013 Deputy Head of Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

since 2009 Researcher, Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

2009 Ph.D. Freie Universität Berlin (Dr. rer. pol.), grade: "magna cum laude", supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Dr. Peter Rudolf

2007-2008 Fox International Fellow, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, New Haven

2004-2007 Ph.D. Fellow, Forum Ebenhausen and SWP

2004 Carlo Schmid Fellow, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna

2003 Freie Universität Berlin, Diplom (equivalent to M.A.) in Political Science

2000-2001 Fulbright Fellow, Political Science Department, University of Washington, Seattle

1999 Freie Universität Berlin, Vordiplom (equivalent to B.A.) in Political Science

Areas of Expertise:

United States, Transatlantic relations, United Nations

Domestic politics and its impact on U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy towards international organizations, the U.S. and international law


SWP Publications (selection):

Lars Brozus, Johannes Thimm

Mississippi Blues: National Crisis in the United States

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. 11-16
Johannes Thimm

Inseparable, but Not Equal

Assessing U.S.–EU Relations in the Wake of the NSA Surveillance Affair

SWP Comments 2014/C 04, January 2014, 4 Pages
Johannes Thimm

The United States and the Arab Spring: The End of the Post 9/11 Paradigm

in: Muriel Asseburg (ed.)
Protest, Revolt and Regime Change in the Arab World

Actors, Challenges, Implications and Policy Options

SWP Research Paper 2012/RP 06, February 2012, 71 Pages, P. 51-53
Johannes Thimm

The Detainee Dilemma

The U.S. Debate about the Release of Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay

SWP Comments 2009/C 12, July 2009, 4 Pages
Johannes Thimm

Farewell to the Laws Against Torture?

The American Treatment of Detainees in the Fight Against Terrorism

SWP Comments 2005/C 12, March 2005, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Johannes Thimm

The United States and Multilateral Treaties: A Policy Puzzle

Boulder: First Forum Press (A Division of Lynne Rienner Publishers), 2016, 287 pages.
Monika Sus and Franziska Pfeifer (ed.), Anna Kuchenbecker, Dennis-Jonathan Mann, Johannes Thimm, Lora Anne Viola

EU Hegemony by Default

in: European Union in the World 2025. Scenarios for EU relations with its neighbours and strategic partners, Hertie School of Governance and LSE Ideas: Dahrendorf Analysis, May 2016, 2 Pages
Council of Councils (ed.), Johannes Thimm

Three Suggestions for a Better Management of the Flow of Refugees and Migrants

in: The 2016 Council of Council Annual Conference Panelist Papers, May 2016, 3 pages
Christian Schaller, Johannes Thimm

Internet Governance and the ITU: Maintaining the Multistakeholder Approach

The German Perspective

in: Council on Foreign Relations, 23.10.2014 (online)
Johannes Thimm

American Exceptionalism

Conceptual Thoughts and Empirical Evidence

Paper für die Tagung der Nachwuchsgruppe "Internationale Politik" der DVPW, 13./14.07.2007, Darmstadt, 20 pages

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Johannes Thimm

What Really Matters in Transatlantic Relations

Working Papers 2005/Nr.03, September 2005, 9 Pages

SWP Comments

SWP Research Papers

Marco Overhaus, Guido Steinberg, Kirsten Westphal
The US Shale Revolution and the Arab Gulf States

The Economic and Political Impact of Changing Energy Markets


Hanns Günther Hilpert, Stormy-Annika Mildner (eds.)
Fragmentation or Cooperation in Global Resource Governance?

A Comparative Analysis of the Raw Materials Strategies of the G20