Dr. Daniel Voelsen

Dr. Daniel Voelsen

Research Division: Global Issues
Senior Associate


2017-today: Research Associate in SWP’s “Global Issues” division

2010-2017: Research Associate in the collaborative research center “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” at Freie Universität Berlin; visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, New York University and the University of Cambridge.

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9270-4125

Areas of Expertise:

Digital Policy and Cyber, Technology policy

Internet Governance

SWP Publications (selection):

Daniel Voelsen

Internet from Space

How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance

SWP Research Paper 2021/RP 03, April 2021, 31 Pages


Matthias Schulze, Daniel Voelsen

Digital Spheres of Influence

in: Barbara Lippert, Volker Perthes (eds.)
Strategic Rivalry between United States and China

Contributions to Research Papers 2020/RP 04, April 2020, 53 Pages, S. 30-34

Daniel Voelsen

Cracks in the Internet’s Foundation

The Future of the Internet’s Infrastructure and Global Internet Governance

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 14, November 2019, 35 Pages


Daniel Voelsen, Tim Rühlig, John Seaman

5G and the US–China Tech Rivalry – a Test for Europe’s Future in the Digital Age

How Can Europe Shift from Back Foot to Front Foot?

SWP Comment 2019/C 29, June 2019, 8 Pages


Marcel Dickow, Daniel Voelsen

The Global Debate on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

The Need for International Regulation and Opportunities for German Foreign Policy

SWP Comment 2018/C 23, May 2018, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Daniel Voelsen, Leon Valentin Schettler

International political authority: On the meaning and scope of justified hierarchy in international relations

in: International Relations, 2019, pp. 1-23.


Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Daniel Voelsen

One World, Two Visions, Multiple Nets?

Working Paper of the Global Issues Division, 2019/Nr. 2, November 2019, 5 pages

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

SWP Research Papers

Daniel Voelsen
Internet from Space

How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance

Susanne Dröge
Addressing the Risks of Climate Change

What Role for the UN Security Council?