Eastern Europe, Eurasia Head of Research Division
01/2016 - 09/2018 Deputy Head of Research Division “Eastern Europe and Eurasia”, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
10 - 12/2015 Robert Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Washington D.C.
01 - 06/2011 Participating in a 6-month Program on Security Policy at the Federal College for Security Studies (BAKS), Berlin
since 9/2008 Senior Associate at the Research Division “Eastern Europe and Eurasia”, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
2004 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Institute of Political Science, University of Regensburg
2002 - 2004 Post-Doc Scholarship and Lecturer at the LMU Munich and the University of Regensburg, Germany
Aims, Instruments and Perspectives
Political Interests Overshadow Social and Economic Ties
Eleven Possible Turns in Russia’s Foreign Policy
Bulwark against Mass Protests and Illoyal Elites
The SWP Research Paper "Conceivable Surprises: Eleven Possible Developments in Russian Foreign Policy" elicited harsh criticism in certain quarters. Here its editors, Sabine Fischer and Margarete Klein, explain their study’s aims and methods.
Organizational and personnel changes