Asia Deputy Head of Research Division
Japan's role in the international system, especially as a security actor in North-East Asia
Joined SWP in January 2012
January until April 2019 Guest Researcher at the National Defense Academy Japan and Keio University
2012-2017 Senior Fellow with the Robert Bosch Stiftung for the topic 'Japan in the international system'
2009-2011 Research fellow, Institute for East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen
2011 Ph.D, political science, University of Trier
2008-2009 Visiting lecturer, University of Trier and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2007-2008 Visiting researcher, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo
2005 Master (M. Phil.), International Relations, University of Cambridge, England
2002-2004 Management consultant, McKinsey & Co., Munich
2002 Bachelor (B.A.), East Asian Studies, Princeton University, USA
Implications of the Deployment of the Frigate Bayern
Contributions to Research Papers 2021/RP 10, 13.12.2021, 125 Pages, pp. 120–122
More than “Just” Historical Issues
A Tense Ménage à Trois
Contributions to Research Papers 2016/RP 10, 04.10.2016, 78 Pages, pp. 30–34
Contributions to Research Papers 2016/RP 01, 08.01.2016, 56 Pages, pp. 17–20
The chapter seeks to understand Tokyo’s reluctance to embrace inter-Korean engagement. It argues that Japan’s approach to the Korean Peninsula as a whole is affected by considerations about the regional balance of power.
A recently-constituted German–Japanese strategic dialogue signifies an important departure for both countries.
Germany, Japan, and Their U.S. Alliance Dilemma