US foreign policy, nuclear deterrence, normative theory, legitimacy of military force
Since 1988 Research Associate, SWP, Ebenhausen/Berlin
2006-2012 Head of Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin
2000 Habilitation, University of Augsburg, Augsburg
1991-1992 Research Fellow, Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge
1985-1987 Research Associate, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
1984-1985 Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.
On the Current State of Research
The United States’ perception of China as a revisionist strategic rival will complicate transatlantic policy coordination.
If the economic interdependence between the United States and China dissolves, economic blocs or closed economic spaces emerge and a process of economic de-globalization begins. In the course of such a bipolarization of the international system, Europe would find itself in a difficult situation.