Dr. Claudia Major

Dr. Claudia Major


Research Division: International Security
Senior Associate

claudia.major(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-430

since 2010: Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention of the Federal Foreign Office

2008-2009 Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

2007 European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris

since 2006 Lecturer, Institut d'Etudes Politiques/Sciences Po Paris

2005-2007 Fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme

2001-2003 Public Affairs, IPA Network Berlin

2000-2001 German Council on Foreign Relations; Berlin


SWP Publications (selection):

Claudia Major, Alicia von Voß

European Defence in View of Brexit

Europe’s military power might not suffer, but its political clout is at risk

SWP Comments 2017/C 10, April 2017, 4 Pages
Claudia Major, Jeffrey Rathke

NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue

Defining the New Balance in View of the Warsaw Summit

SWP Comments 2016/C 18, April 2016, 4 Pages
Claudia Major, Alicia von Voß

Nordic-Baltic Security, Germany and NATO

The Baltic Sea Region Is a Test Case for European Security

SWP Comments 2016/C 13, March 2016, 8 Pages
Margarete Klein, Claudia Major

Perspectives for NATO-Russia Relations

Forms of Confrontation Dominate – But Dialogue not Excluded

SWP Comments 2015/C 49, November 2015, 4 Pages
Claudia Major

NATO’s Strategic Adaptation

Germany Is the Backbone for the Alliance’s Military Reorganisation

SWP Comments 2015/C 16, March 2015, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

France moves from EU Defense to European Defense

While the EU is celebrating PESCO, Paris is preparing for closer defense cooperation outside the union

In: Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe, 07.12.2017
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

End the Silence Over Germany's Defense Industry

Germany is giving itself the luxury of spending several weeks to form a government

In: Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe, 09.11.2017
Claudia Major, Olivier de France, Paola Sartori

How to make PeSCo a success

ARES Policy Paper, No. 21, September 2017, Institut des relations internationales et stratégiques, Paris
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

Pragmatic and European: France sets new goals for a European defence policy

DGAPstandpunkt Nr. 14, Oktober 2017, 3 Seiten
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

The Twenty-First-Century German Question in European Defense

Berlin’s framework nations concept is the centerpiece of a new interlinked European system of defense that binds Germany to its core

In: Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe, 20.07.2017

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling, Alicia von Voß

The State of Defence Cooperation in Europe

Working Paper, FG 03-WP No 3, December 2013, 14 pages
Stefan Krümpelmann, Claudia Major

Enter the European Institute of Peace: Competing with or strengthening the European Union?

Working Paper FG03-WP No 2 May 2013 Berlin , 8 Pages
Claudia Major, Stefan Steinicke

EU Member States' Perceptions of the Security Relevance of the High North

Working Paper FG 2, 2011/No. 4, FG 3, 2011/No. 5, October 2011, 15 Pages

Special articles (selection):

Eva Gross, Daniel Hamilton, Claudia Major, Henning Riecke (eds.)

Preventing Conflict, Managing Crisis

European and American Perspectives

Publication by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, December 2011, 154 pages

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

Claudia Major, Amélie Lohmann

The Silent Revolution in European Defense

With its new European Defense Fund, the EU is reaching an unprecedented milestone: funding the defense industry. This could be the much needed boost to allow European Defense to stand on its own feet, argue Amélie Lohmann and Claudia Major.

Point of View, July 2017
Claudia Major

Man Up to Trump

Europeans should be more self-confident about their role in NATO. An upcoming summit with Trump in Brussels is the perfect opportunity

in: Handelsblatt Global, 19.05.2017 (online)
Claudia Major

Germany's humanitarian plans in Libya and Eufor Libya

Interview von Mark Caldwell, in: Deutsche Welle World, 08.04.2011 (online)

News

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling, End the Silence Over Germany's Defense Industry

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling, The Twenty-First-Century German Question in European Defense

Claudia Major, Man Up to Trump

Claudia Major, Germany, the (not so) timid leader

SWP Comments

Annegret Bendiek, Raphael Bossong, Matthias Schulze
The EU’s Revised Cybersecurity Strategy

Half-Hearted Progress on Far-Reaching Challenges


Rainer Glatz, Martin Zapfe
Ambitious Framework Nation: Germany in NATO

Bundeswehr Capability Planning and the “Framework Nations Concept”


SWP Research Papers

Oliver Meier
Non-Proliferation in Areas of Limited Statehood

The Contribution of International Regimes to Controlling Mass Destruction Capacities in War and Crisis Zones


Markus Kaim
Reforming NATO’s Partnerships