Present research focus: evolution and future perspectives of the international order; German foreing and securty policy; comparative analysis of German and Japanese security policies
Since 2021 Associate, Research Group The Americas, SWP
Since 2013 Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Bologna Center, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna
1991-2013 Professor and Chair for Foreign Policy and International Relations, Trier University, Trier
2010-2011 Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington, D.C.
2004-2012 Chairman, Research Advisory Board / Member of Council, SWP, Berlin