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

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 Comments 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

Peter Becker
The Right Moment to Reform the EU Budget


Nicolai von Ondarza, Julia Becker
Negotiating with a Dis-United Kingdom

The EU’s Options Concerning Scotland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit Talks


SWP Research Papers