Dr. iur. Christian Schaller

Dr. iur. Christian Schaller


Research Division: Global Issues
Deputy Head of Research Division

christian.schaller(at)swp-berlin.org

2001-2003 Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Areas of Expertise:

International law, United Nations

Focus on international peace and security/UN Security Council, armed conflict, military intervention, counterterrorism, 'responsibility to protect', statehood and sovereignty


SWP Publications (selection):

Christian Schaller

Detaillierte Regeln für die Auslands­überwachung

Auch nach Reform des BND-Gesetzes bleibt rechtlicher und politischer Klärungsbedarf

SWP-Aktuell 2016/A 66, October 2016, 4 Pages
Christian Schaller

Kommunikationsüberwachung durch den Bundesnachrichtendienst

Rechtlicher Rahmen und Regelungsbedarf

SWP-Studien 2016/S 07, April 2016, 39 Pages
Christian Schaller

Internationale Sicherheit und Völkerrecht im Cyberspace

Für klarere Regeln und mehr Verantwortung

SWP-Studien 2014/S 18, October 2014, 31 Pages
Christian Schaller

Siding with Rebels

Recognition of Opposition Groups and the Provision of Military Assistance in Libya and Syria (2011–2014)

in: Hans-Joachim Heintze/Pierre Thielbörger (Hg.), From Cold War to Cyber War. The Evolution of the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict over the last 25 Years, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016, S. 251-263
Christian Schaller

Using Force Against Terrorists ‘Outside Areas of Active Hostilities’

The Obama Approach and the Bin Laden Raid Revisited

in: Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 20 (2015), S. 195-227
Christian Schaller, Johannes Thimm

Internet Governance and the ITU: Maintaining the Multistakeholder Approach

The German Perspective

in: Council on Foreign Relations, 23.10.2014, (online)
Christian Schaller

Operation Enduring Freedom und das Recht auf Selbstverteidigung gegen Terroristen

in: Die Friedens-Warte, 86 (2011) 3–4, S. 111–137.

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

Christian Schaller

„Angriffe auf Kliniken sind nicht ausnahmslos verboten“

Interview von Steven Geyer, in: Frankfurter Rundschau, 13.01.2016, S. 7
Christian Schaller

Commitment for peace

Taking responsibility within the United Nations is a fixed element of German foreign policy

in: DE Magazin Deutschland, 29.12.2015 (online)
Christian Schaller

»Es gibt keine Pflicht, Palästina anzuerkennen«

Interview von Tina Friedrich, in: Spiegel online, 30.11.2012 (online)
Christian Schaller

Völkerrechtler Schaller „Resolution lässt Bodentruppen zu“

Interview von Olivia Schoeller, in: Frankfurter Rundschau, 20.04.2011 (online)
Christian Schaller

German expert expresses concern over military action in Libya

Interview by Ben Knight, in: DW Deutsche Welle, 18.03.2011 (online)

SWP Comments

Denis Chukanov, Petra Opitz, Maria Pastukhova, Gianguido Piani, Kirsten Westphal
Renewable Energy and Decentralized Power Generation in Russia

An Opportunity for German-Russian Energy Cooperation


Steffen Angenendt, Charles Martin-Shields, Benjamin Schraven
More Development – More Migration?

The “Migration Hump“ and Its Significance for Development Policy Co-operation with Sub-Saharan Africa


SWP Research Papers

Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch
Global Migration Governance and Mixed Flows

Implications for Development-centred Policies


Ellen Scholl, Kirsten Westphal
European Energy Security Reimagined

Mapping the Risks, Challenges and Opportunities of Changing Energy Geographies