Dr. rer. nat. Marcel Dickow, M.P.S.

Dr. rer. nat. Marcel Dickow, M.P.S.


Research Division: International Security
Head of Research Division

marcel.dickow(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-271

Head of the Project International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW)

Member of the Armament project

January to July 2013 at Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik (BAKS)

2007 - 2009 Fellow of Volkswagenstiftung in the EFSPS-Program (European Foreign and Security Policy Studies) at IFSH

2008 European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Space Policy Coordination

2007 European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna

2006 Scientific Adviser to the German Federal Foreign Office

2005 - 2006 Master of Peace and Security Studies at University of Hamburg, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)

2001 - 2005 Doctorate in Molecular and Environmental Physics at Technical University of Berlin

Areas of Expertise:

Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), Cyber-security, Defence and security policy / Armed forces, Defence industry and procurement, Military technology, Space policy

Technological topics in the field of security and defence policy as well as related policy areas. Robotics and autonomous systems, space and cyber policy and technology.


SWP Publications (selection):

Marcel Dickow, Katarzyna Kubiak, Oliver Meier, Michael Paul

Germany and NATO Missile Defence

Between Adaptation and Persistence

SWP Comment 2016/C 22, April 2016, 7 Pages
Marcel Dickow, Oliver Meier

The Ukraine Conflict and the Danger of Nuclear Accidents

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. 21-25

Marcel Dickow, Hilmar Linnenkamp

Combat Drones – Killing Drones

A Plea against Flying Robots

SWP Comment 2013/C 04, February 2013, 8 Pages
Marcel Dickow, Hilmar Linnenkamp, Christian Mölling

The Case for a European Defence Review

Why National-level Armed Forces Planning Is Not Enough

SWP Comment 2012/C 24, August 2012, 4 Pages
Sophie-Charlotte Brune, Marcel Dickow, Hilmar Linnenkamp, Christian Mölling

The German Armed Forces and the Financial Crisis

Towards National Restructuring and European Economies of Scale

SWP Comment 2010/C 13, May 2010, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Anja Dahlmann, Marcel Dickow, Léa Tisserant

The EDA and the Field of Research and Technology

in: Nikolaos Karampekios and Iraklis Oikonomou (eds.), The European Defence Agency. Arming Europe. London, New York, 2015, pp. 102-117.

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Anja Dahlmann, Marcel Dickow (eds.)

Focus on the Human-Machine Relation in LAWS

„Focus on“ Report, No. 3, International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW), March 2018
Anja Dahlmann, Marcel Dickow (eds.)

Focus on Computational Methods in the Context of LAWS

"Focus On" Report, No. 2, International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW), November 2017
Anja Dahlmann, Marcel Dickow (eds.)

Focus on Technology and Application of Autonomous Weapons

"Focus On" Report, No. 1, International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW), August 2017
Christian Alwardt, Anja Dahlmann, Marcel Dickow, Frank Sauer, Niklas Schörnig

First Steps towards a Multidimensional Autonomy Risk Assessment (MARA) in Weapons Systems

Working Paper 5, December 2015, 26 Pages
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

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

Marcel Dickow, Oliver Meier, Max Mutschler, Michael Paul

The case for rethinking NATO missile defense plans

Because of uncertainties about future missile threats, a lack of support among U.S. allies, and financial risks, the allies would be well advised to reassess their plans before proceeding with the further implementation of NATO missile defense, Dickow, Meier, Mutschler and Paul say.

Point of View, November 2013

SWP Comments

Michael Paul
Maritime Nuclear Deterrence

Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles in the South China Sea


Judith Vorrath
Organized Crime on the UN Security Council Agenda

Action against Human Trafficking Reveals Opportunities and Challenges


SWP Research Papers

Rainer Glatz, Wibke Hansen, Markus Kaim, Judith Vorrath
Missions in a Changing World

The Bundeswehr and Its Operations Abroad


Lars Brozus (ed.)
While We Were Planning

Unexpected Developments in International Politics. Foresight Contributions 2018