Christian Opitz, MSSc

Christian Opitz, MSSc


Research Division: EU/Europe
Research Assistant

christian.opitz(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-311

2013 Project Assistant at the Center for International Peace Operations, Berlin
2012 Project Assistant at The Elders Foundation, London
2009 – 2011 M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
2005 – 2008 B.A. in Political Science at the University of Freiburg

Areas of Expertise:

Northern Europe, Conflict prevention, European Union, Groups / Regional international cooperation in Europe

Research Centre Norden (RENOR) research project on German-Nordic relations and Nordic cooperation; Nordic cooperation in the field of civilian crisis management in the EU/CSDP context


SWP Publications (selection):

Christian Opitz, Tobias Etzold

Seeking Renewed Relevance

Institutions of Nordic Cooperation in the Reform Process

SWP Comment 2018/C 03, January 2018, 8 Pages
Tobias Etzold, Christian Opitz

Nordic Europe after the Brexit Vote

The Five Nordic Countries Are Reassessing Their Relations with the EU

SWP Comment 2016/C 42, September 2016, 4 Pages
Christian Opitz

Potential for Nordic-Baltic Security Cooperation

Shared Threat Perception Strengthens Regional Collaboration

SWP Comment 2015/C 40, August 2015, 4 Pages
Tobias Etzold, Christian Opitz

Between Military Non-Alignment and Integration

Finland and Sweden in Search of a New Security Strategy

SWP Comment 2015/C 25, April 2015, 4 Pages
Christian Opitz

(How to) Put the Baltic into the Nordic Defence Cooperation?

in: Baltic Rim Economies, Issue No. 1, February 2015, p. 38

SWP Comments

Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Cyprus After Elections

Recapturing the Crans Montana Momentum for Peace Negotiations


Nicolai von Ondarza, Felix Schenuit
Reforming the European Parliament

Brexit Creates Opportunity for More than Just Seat Redistribution – But Plans Are Modest (for Now)