Member of the Armament project

Since September 2009 Advisor, Research Division International Security

2008/2009 Director, Armaments Department of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU

2004-2007 Deputy Chief Executive, European Defence Agency, Brussels

2004 Member, Agency Establishment Team with the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

2001-2004 Director, International Armaments Relations, Ministry of Defence, Bonn

2000/2001 Planning Staff, Ministry of Defence, Bonn/Berlin

1999/2000 Director, Secretariat of the "Weizsäcker-Commission" for Bundeswehr Reform, Bonn/Berlin

1991-1999 Dean, Social Science Department, General Staff College, Hamburg

Areas of Expertise:

Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), Defence and security policy / Armed forces, Defence industry and procurement, German armed forces (Bundeswehr), German defence and security policy

European armaments and defence policies. European Defence Agency, defence co-operation in general, and the German Armed Forces.


SWP Publications (selection):

Marcel Dickow, Hilmar Linnenkamp

Combat Drones – Killing Drones

A Plea against Flying Robots

SWP Comment 2013/C 04, February 2013, 8 Pages

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Olivier de France, Marcel Dickow, Hilmar Linnenkamp, Jean-Pierre Maulny

French and German Defence: The Opportunities of Transformation

FG03-WP No 02, March 2015, Berlin

SWP Comments

Stephan Roll
“Flash-in-the-Pan” Development in Egypt?

IMF-backed Economic Recovery Stymied by Absence of Structural Reforms and Massive Human Rights Violations


Evita Schmieg
Power in the International Trading System

Trump Administration Risks Destroying World Trade Order


SWP Research Papers

Anne Koch, Annette Weber, Isabelle Werenfels (eds.)
Profiteers of Migration?

Authoritarian States in Africa and European Migration Management


Peter Lintl (ed.)
Actors in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Interests, Narratives and the Reciprocal Effects of the Occupation