Dr. Michael Paul

Dr. Michael Paul


Research Division: International Security
Senior Fellow

michael.paul(at)swp-berlin.org

Since 2007 Senior Fellow, SWP

Since 1996 Project Director, Armed Forces Dialogue

1995–2007 Head of Research Secretariat, SWP

1990–1994 Chief of Staff, Bavarian Parliament

1988 Adjunct Research Fellow, CSIA, Harvard University

1986–1990 Research Fellow, SWP Ebenhausen


SWP Publications (selection):

Michael Paul

Maritime Nuclear Deterrence

Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles in the South China Sea

SWP Comment 2018/C 43, October 2018, 7 Pages
Michael Paul, Elisabeth Suh

North Korea’s Nuclear-Armed Missiles

Options for the US and its Allies in the Asia-Pacific

SWP Comment 2017/C 32, August 2017, 8 Pages
Michael Paul

A “Great Wall of Sand” in the South China Sea?

Political, Legal and Military Aspects of the Island Dispute

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 08, July 2016, 25 Pages
Michael Paul

The United States, China and the Freedom of the Seas

Washington’s FONOPs Conflict with Beijing

SWP Comment 2016/C 15, March 2016, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Michael Paul

The Security Dimensions of the Greek Crisis

in : European Security and Defence, November 2015, pp. 17–19
Michael Paul

Closing Pandora´s Box: Germany, Nuclear Weapons, and Another New START

in: Robin Allers, Carlo Masala, Rolf Tamnes (eds.), Common or Divided Security? German and Norwegian Perspectives on Euro-Atlantic Security, Frankfurt/Main et al.: Peter Lang, 2014, pp. 71-84
Marcel Dickow, Oliver Meier, Max Mutschler, Michael Paul

The case for rethinking NATO missile defense plans

in: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 25.11.2013

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

Michael Paul

The Ruling in the Case “Philippines v. China”: Ambivalent Consequences

in: Newsletter of the Japanese-German Center Berlin (Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin), No. 116, September 2016

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

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

Actors, Problems and Europe’s Interests


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

The Bundeswehr and Its Operations Abroad