Dr. rer. pol. Annegret Bendiek

Dr. rer. pol. Annegret Bendiek

Research Division: EU/Europe
Senior Associate


January 2015 - December 2015: Head of Project »The challenges of digitalization for German Foreign and Security Policy« (SWP Research Paper Due Diligence in Cyberspace)

April 2014 - October 2014: Policy Planning Staff, German Federal Foreign Office

August 2013 - April 2014: Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and the Transatlantic Academy

2007 - 2013 Deputy Head of the Research Group „EU-External Relations“

2003 - 2005: Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Bielefeld

Areas of Expertise:

European Union, Principles of European integration, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Euro-Atlantic security, G8/G20 and similar, Groups / Regional international cooperation in Europe, Cyber-security, Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)

Current focus: European Cybersecurity, Implementation of the Global Strategy of the EU, Security Union, Civilian Defense, Digital Agenda, EU in der G20

SWP Publications (selection):

Annegret Bendiek, Raphael Bossong, Matthias Schulze

The EU’s Revised Cybersecurity Strategy

Half-Hearted Progress on Far-Reaching Challenges

SWP Comments 2017/C 47, November 2017, 7 Pages
Annegret Bendiek

The New ‘Europe of Security’

Elements for a European White Paper on Security and Defence

SWP Comments 2017/C 20, June 2017, 8 Pages
Annegret Bendiek

Due Diligence in Cyberspace

Guidelines for International and European Cyber Policy and Cybersecurity Policy

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 07, May 2016, 33 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Annegret Bendiek, Christoph Berlich, Tobias Metzger

European Cyber Foreign and Security Policy through Digital Integration

in: European Cybersecurity Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2015, pp. 23-30
Annegret Bendiek

Challenges to the Rule of Law: EU-US Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

in: Robin Allers, Rolf Tamnes, Carlo Masala (ed.), Common or Divided Security?: German and Norwegian Perspectives on Euro-Atlantic Security, Peter Lang Edition, Frankfurt 2014, pp. 125-146
Annegret Bendiek

Beyond U.S. Hegemony: The Future of a Liberal Order of the Internet

in: Transatlantic Academy Collaborative Report 2014, pp. 57-69

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Annegret Bendiek, Tobias Metzger

Deterrence theory in the cyber-century

Lessons from a state-of-the-art literature review

Working Papers RD EU/Europe, 2015/ 02, May 2015, 20 Pages
Annegret Bendiek


Visibility and Perceptions in the Partner Countries

Working Papers FG 2, 2008/ Nr. 01, January 2008, 18 Pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Annegret Bendiek

Europe’s Patchwork Approach to Cyber Defense Needs a Complete Overhaul

in: Council on Foreign Relations, Net Politics & Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, 30.08.2017
Annegret Bendiek, Christoph Berlich, Tobias Metzger

Three Priorities for Cyber Diplomacy under the German OSCE Chairmanship 2016

Its OSCE Chairmanship 2016 is a chance for Germany to extend cyber diplomacy beyond its politico-military dimension, argue Annegret Bendiek, Christoph Berlich and Tobias Metzger.

Point of View, November 2015
Annegret Bendiek, Miqdaad Versi, Mustafa Yoldas

The EU Summit in Brussels and efforts to fight terrorism across Europe after the deadly terror attacks in France

Interview by Anand Naidoo in: CCTV AMERICA, 13.02.2015 (Video)
Annegret Bendiek

A Liberal Coalition for Internet Governance

The revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden that the NSA is conducting broad surveillance in both the United States and abroad, as well as spying on foreign leaders' communication, proved to be an important turning point for the future of Internet governance.

in: cfr.org, 18.04.2014 (online)

Media quotes (selection):

Annegret Bendiek, Tim Ridout

Restoring Trust in Internet Privacy and Data Security

The Obama administration and U.S. businesses have an enormous stake in restoring trust in Internet privacy and data security. According to Annegret Bendiek and Tim Ridout, signing the UN data protection resolution proposed by Germany and Brazil would be a good first step to do so.

Point of View, November 2013


Annegret Bendiek on Twitter

Annegret Bendiek
A Paradigm Shift in the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: From Transformation to Resilience
SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 11, October 2017

Annegret Bendiek
The New ‘Europe of Security’
Elements for a European White Paper on Security and Defence
SWP Comments 2017/C 20, June 2017

SWP Comments

Christian Opitz, Tobias Etzold
Seeking Renewed Relevance

Institutions of Nordic Cooperation in the Reform Process

Paweł Tokarski
Reforming the Eurozone without a “Grand Bargain”

New Instruments and Power-Sharing in Incomplete Monetary Union