Dr. rer. pol. Johannes Thimm

Dr. rer. pol. Johannes Thimm


Research Division: The Americas
Head of Research Division ad interim

johannes.thimm(at)swp-berlin.org

On leave of absence until Mid-October 2014

2007-2008 Fox International Fellow at Yale University, New Haven

2004-2007 PhD fellowship, Forum Ebenhausen and SWP

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

2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar, studies at the Political Science Department at the University of Washington, Seattle

Areas of Expertise:

United States, Foreign policy of a country / a region, State and society of a country / a region, 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-Papers (selection):

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

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

in: Muriel Asseburg
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

The Detainee Dilemma

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

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

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

Publications (selection):

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 (selection):

What Really Matters in Transatlantic Relations

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

SWP Comments

Susanne Dröge, Sonja Thielges
New Climate Leadership

“Yes we can ... after all” – the United States is caught between international ambitions and domestic challenges


Marco Overhaus
2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

Trends in US Defense Policy and Consequences for NATO


SWP Research Papers

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

A Comparative Analysis of the Raw Materials Strategies of the G20


Sybille Röhrkasten, Claudia Zilla
Markets and Minds

Trade and Value Conflicts over Biofuels