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 Comments 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 Comments 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 Comments 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 Comments 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 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 Papers 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
Marcel Dickow, Margriet Drent, Lennart Landman, Marco Overhaus, Dick Zandee

Deepening German-Netherlands Defence Cooperation for Europe’s Security Needs

Working Papers FG 2, 2013/Nr. 1; FG 2, 2013/Nr. 1, January 2013, 7 Pages

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

Annegret Bendiek, Raphael Bossong, Matthias Schulze
The EU’s Revised Cybersecurity Strategy

Half-Hearted Progress on Far-Reaching Challenges


Rainer Glatz, Martin Zapfe
Ambitious Framework Nation: Germany in NATO

Bundeswehr Capability Planning and the “Framework Nations Concept”


SWP Research Papers

Oliver Meier
Non-Proliferation in Areas of Limited Statehood

The Contribution of International Regimes to Controlling Mass Destruction Capacities in War and Crisis Zones


Markus Kaim
Reforming NATO’s Partnerships