Dr. Marco Overhaus

Dr. Marco Overhaus


Research Division: The Americas
Senior Associate

marco.overhaus(at)swp-berlin.org

2015 Desk Officer, Policy Planning Staff and North America-Division (USA, Canada, G7/G8), German Foreign Office, Berlin

2008-2013 Associate, Research Divison EU External Relations, SWP, Berlin

2010 Transatlantic Fellow, RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C.

2009-2010 Transatlantic Fellow, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Paris

2002-2008 Research Associate and Project Manager, Chair for International Relations and Foreign Policy,  University of Trier, Trier

2001 Diploma Political Science, University of Potsdam, Potsdam

1999-2000 Fulbright Fellow, University of California, San Diego


SWP Publications (selection):

Marco Overhaus

A Matter of Credibility

Conventional and Nuclear Security Commitments of the United States in Europe

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 10, August 2019

doi:10.18449/2019RP10


Barbara Lippert, Nicolai von Ondarza, Volker Perthes (eds.),

European Strategic Autonomy

Actors, Issues, Conflicts of Interests

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 04, March 2019, 39 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019RP04


Marco Overhaus

USA: Between the Extremes

in: Hanns Günther Hilpert, Oliver Meier (eds.)
Facets of the North Korea Conflict

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 12, December 2018, 85 Pages, S. 22-26

Corentin Brustlein, James Dobbins, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Oliver Meier, Marco Overhaus, Neil Quilliam, Charles Ries, Dorothée Schmid, Sanam Vakil, Azadeh Zamirirad

Saving Transatlantic Cooperation and the Iran Nuclear Deal

A View from Europe and the United States

SWP Comment 2018/C 09, February 2018, 4 Pages
Lars Brozus, Marco Overhaus

US Foreign Policy after the 2016 Elections

Presidential Contenders’ Opposing Concepts and Domestic Political Dynamics

SWP Comment 2016/C 33, July 2016, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Marco Overhaus

The United States and Regional Security Orders in the Middle East, East Asia, and Europe

in: Hanns Maull (ed.): The Rise and Decline of the Post-Cold War Order, Oxford University Press, Oxford, November 2018, pp. 217-234
Marco Overhaus

Quo Vadis Pentagon?

Trends in US Defence Policy and the Consequences for Europe

in: European Security and Defence, 06/2015, pp. 10-12
Ronja Kempin, Marco Overhaus

EU Foreign Policy in Times of the Financial and Debt Crisis

in: European Foreign Affairs Review, 19 (2014) 4, pp. 179–194
Marco Overhaus

Security-Development Nexus

Perspectives for the EU’s Next Financial Framework

in: European Foreign Affairs Review, 18 (2013) 4, pp. 511–528

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

Marco Overhaus

What Divides NATO?

The current debate about the presence of American troops in Poland is sometimes seen as pitting that country against Germany. But this misses the point: What is really at stake is European coherence in the face of the United States’ increasingly uncertain role within NATO.

in: Project Syndicate, 29.08.2019 (online).
Marco Overhaus

US security commitments to NATO: Trump is just one factor among others

Obsolete, too expensive, unfair – Donald Trump has repeatedly and harshly criticised the NATO defence alliance. In a new SWP Research Paper, Marco Overhaus addresses the question of how credible the US security commitments to NATO still are and what this means for Europe. An interview with the author.

Point of View, 26.07.2019
Marco Overhaus

Trump's New Strategy on Iran: Hard Questions for Europe

in: European Leadership Network, 17.10.2017 (online)
Marco Overhaus

Trump and North Korea

Deutsche Welle, 27.04.2017
Marco Overhaus

US election: contrasting foreign policy

Marco Overhaus, expert at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), on the US presidential candidates.

in: DE Magazin Deutschland 3/2016; deutschland.de, 06.10.2016, (online)

SWP Comments

Laura von Daniels, Susanne Dröge, Alexandra Bögner
Ways Out of the WTO’s December Crisis

How to Prevent the Open Global Trade Order from Unravelling


Lars Brozus
Strategic Foresight for Multilateral Policy

Challenges, Opportunities and Success Factors


SWP Research Papers

Marco Overhaus
A Matter of Credibility

Conventional and Nuclear Security Commitments of the United States in Europe


Peter Rudolf
US Nuclear Deterrence Policy and Its Problems