Dr. rer. pol. Annegret Bendiek

Dr. rer. pol. Annegret Bendiek

Research Division: EU/Europe


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, Ronja Kempin, Nicolai von Ondarza

Qualified Majority Voting and Flexible Integration for a More Effective CFSP?

A Critical Examination of the EU’s Options

SWP Comment 2018/C 25, June 2018, 8 Pages
Annegret Bendiek, Raphael Bossong, Matthias Schulze

The EU’s Revised Cybersecurity Strategy

Half-Hearted Progress on Far-Reaching Challenges

SWP Comment 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 Comment 2017/C 20, June 2017, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Annegret Bendiek, Magnus Römer

Externalizing Europe: the global effects of European data protection

in: Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, Emerald Publishing Limited, Vol. 21 Issue 1, January 2019, pp.32-43, https://doi.org/10.1108/DPRG-07-2018-0038
Annegret Bendiek

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Toolbox in International Cyber Diplomacy

in: Cyber, Intelligence, and Security, INSS, Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2018, pp.- 57-71
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

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Annegret Bendiek, Milena Geogios, Philip Nock, Felix Schenuit, Laura von Daniels

EU-Canada relations on the rise

Mutual interests in security, trade and climate change

Working Paper 2018/ Nr. 03, October 2018, 15 Pages
Annegret Bendiek, Tobias Metzger

Deterrence theory in the cyber-century

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

Working Paper RD EU/Europe, 2015/ 02, May 2015, 20 Pages

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

Annegret Bendiek

No New Cold War: Give Strategic Interdependence a Chance

With its concept of strategic autonomy, the EU risks triggering a new Cold War. In the context of globalisation and digitisation, it should focus on strategic interdependence instead. A plea by Annegret Bendiek.

Point of View, November 2018
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)

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