Asia Head of Research Division
Southeast Asia, intrastate conflicts, civil-military relations, terrorism, geopolitics
Joined SWP in 2014
2011–2014 Lecturer, Department for Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham
2009–2010 Visiting Post-doc fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
2007–2009 Research Associate, Asia Division of SWP
2004–2007 PhD fellowship Forum Ebenhausen
More symptom than solution to the problem of growing instability in the Indo-Pacific
The Asianisation of the regional security architecture
Like father, like son
Contribution to a Research Paper 2022/RP 09, 09.09.2022, 91 Pages, pp. 42–49
The German frigate Bayern is on a seven-month mission in the Indo-Pacific. Its planned call at Diego Garcia raises questions concerning international law, as Felix Heiduk explains.
Significance, Implementation and Challenges
The spill-over effects of the rivalry between China and the United States, especially those surrounding Washington’s concept of an emerging Indo-Pacific, aren’t confined to countries in Asia. Germany, long a major trading nation, is also struggling to redefine its policies in the face of growing pressures on middle powers, writes Felix Heiduk.
How the EU reacts to the coup is litmus test not only for its support of democracy in Myanmar, but also for its capacity to adjust to new systemic challenges in the region.