U.S. defense and military policy, transatlantic defense policy, NATO, U.S. security policy in the Middle East, U.S. security policy in the Indo-Pacific
Since 2014 Associate, Research Group The Americas, SWP
2015 Desk Officer, Policy Planning Staff and North America-Division (USA, Canada, G7/G8), German Foreign Office, Berlin
2008-2013 Associate, Research Divison EU External Relations, SWP, Berlin
2010 Transatlantic Fellow, RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C.
2009-2010 Transatlantic Fellow, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Paris
2002-2008 Research Associate and Project Manager, Chair for International Relations and Foreign Policy, University of Trier, Trier
2001 Diploma Political Science, University of Potsdam, Potsdam
1999-2000 Fulbright Fellow, University of California, San Diego
The Russian attack on Ukraine will have serious consequences for Euro-Atlantic security beyond the military conflict. In a first multi-perspective analysis of the situation, the SWP takes a look at Russian domestic politics, the situation in Ukraine, Western sanctions, the EU’s and NATO’s response, China’s role and international law.
Washington Seeks to Expand US Military Presence in Indo-Pacific without Neglecting Europe
The crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border brought about by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko is an attempt to use the suffering of refugees to exert political pressure on the EU and divide it. But this is by no means hybrid warfare, says Marco Overhaus.
Five German and European Priorities for the Transatlantic Agenda
Conventional and Nuclear Security Commitments of the United States in Europe
Obsolete, too expensive, unfair – Donald Trump has repeatedly and harshly criticised the NATO defence alliance. In a new SWP Research Paper, Marco Overhaus addresses the question of how credible the US security commitments to NATO still are and what this means for Europe. An interview with the author.
The current debate about the presence of American troops in Poland is sometimes seen as pitting that country against Germany. But this misses the point: What is really at stake is European coherence in the face of the United States’ increasingly uncertain role within NATO.
Marco Overhaus, expert at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), on the US presidential candidates.
Trends in US Defence Policy and the Consequences for Europe