Dr. Johannes Thimm

Dr. Johannes Thimm

Research Division: The Americas
Deputy Head of Research Division


2014-2015 Head of Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

since 2013 Deputy Head of Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

since 2009 Researcher, Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

2009 Ph.D. Freie Universität Berlin (Dr. rer. pol.)

2007-2008 Fox International Fellow, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, New Haven

2004-2007 Ph.D. Fellow, Forum Ebenhausen and SWP

2004 Carlo Schmid Fellow, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna

2000-2001 Fulbright Fellow, Political Science Department, University of Washington, Seattle

Areas of Expertise:

United States, Transatlantic relations, United Nations

Domestic politics and its impact on U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy towards international organizations, the U.S. and international law

SWP Publications (selection):

Lars Brozus, Johannes Thimm

Mississippi Blues: National Crisis in the United States

in: Lars Brozus (ed.)
Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned

Scenarios of International Foreign and Security Policy. Foresight Contributions 2015

Contributions to Research Papers 2016/RP 01, January 2016, 56 Pages, S. 11-16

Johannes Thimm

Inseparable, but Not Equal

Assessing U.S.–EU Relations in the Wake of the NSA Surveillance Affair

SWP Comments 2014/C 04, January 2014, 4 Pages
Johannes Thimm

The United States and the Arab Spring: The End of the Post 9/11 Paradigm

in: Muriel Asseburg (ed.)
Protest, Revolt and Regime Change in the Arab World

Actors, Challenges, Implications and Policy Options

Contributions to Research Papers 2012/RP 06, February 2012, 71 Pages, S. 51-53

Johannes Thimm

The Detainee Dilemma

The U.S. Debate about the Release of Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay

SWP Comments 2009/C 12, July 2009, 4 Pages
Johannes Thimm

Farewell to the Laws Against Torture?

The American Treatment of Detainees in the Fight Against Terrorism

SWP Comments 2005/C 12, March 2005, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Johannes Thimm

Global Perspectives: Rapid Reactions to U.S. Election Results

At this point, giving advice to Trump on how to advance global cooperation may be a bit ambitious. A better approach could be to list some of the actions that he should avoid in order not to undermine global cooperation.

in: Council of Councils (ed.): Global Perspectives: Rapid Reactions to U.S. Election Results, Global Memo, 10.11.2016, (online)
Johannes Thimm

The United States and Multilateral Treaties: A Policy Puzzle

Boulder: First Forum Press (A Division of Lynne Rienner Publishers), 2016, 287 Pages
Council of Councils (ed.), Johannes Thimm

Three Suggestions for a Better Management of the Flow of Refugees and Migrants

in: The 2016 Council of Council Annual Conference Panelist Papers, May 2016, 3 Pages
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)
Johannes Thimm

American Exceptionalism

Conceptual Thoughts and Empirical Evidence

Paper für die Tagung der Nachwuchsgruppe "Internationale Politik" der DVPW, 13./14.07.2007, Darmstadt, 20 Pages

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Johannes Thimm

What Really Matters in Transatlantic Relations

Working Papers 2005/No. 03, September 2005, 9 Pages

SWP Comments

Laura von Daniels
Last Exit Basel III

As Regulation of Bank Capital Comes to a Close, Stability Concerns Risk Taking a Backseat

Peter Rudolf
Liberal Hegemony and US Foreign Policy under Barack Obama