Dr. iur. Christian Schaller

Research Division: Global Issues
Deputy Head of Research Division


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-Studie 2016/S 07, April 2016, 39 Pages
Christian Schaller

Internationale Sicherheit und Völkerrecht im Cyberspace

Für klarere Regeln und mehr Verantwortung

SWP-Studie 2014/S 18, October 2014, 31 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Christian Schaller

Aktive Cyberabwehr und Notstand im Völkerrecht

in: Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Sicherheitsrecht (GSZ), 1 (2018) 2, S. 57–61
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)

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

Marcel Dickow, Daniel Jacob
The Global Debate on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

The Need for International Regulation and Opportunities for German Foreign Policy

Sabine Riedel
Secession or Solidarity

Catalonia Will Not Get Both Simultaneously

SWP Research Papers

Susanne Dröge, Harro van Asselt, Kasturi Das, Michael Mehling
Mobilising Trade Policy for Climate Action under the Paris Agreement

Options for the European Union

Marianne Beisheim, Anne Ellersiek
Partnerships for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Transformative, Inclusive and Accountable?