Dr. Oliver Meier

Dr. Oliver Meier


Research Division: International Security
Deputy Head of Research Division

oliver.meier(at)swp-berlin.org

2005 - 2013 Senior Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and International Correspondent and Representative of the Arms Control Association

2003 - 2005 Staffer in the office of Uta Zapf, Member of the German Bundestag

1999 - 2002 Senior Researcher at the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), London

07/1996 - 07/1999 Senior Researcher at the Berlin Information Centre for Transatlantic Security (BITS)

Areas of Expertise:

Arms control, Weapons of mass destruction / proliferation

Problems related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and on ways to control and reduce biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Ways to cooperatively control military and risk technologies.


SWP Publications (selection):

Oliver Meier

Non-Proliferation in Areas of Limited Statehood

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

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 09, July 2017, 35 Pages
Oliver Meier

Russia Withdraws from Nuclear Arms Control

in: Sabine Fischer, Margarete Klein (eds.)
Conceivable Surprises

Eleven Possible Turns in Russia’s Foreign Policy

Contributions to Research Papers 2016/RP 10, October 2016, 78 Pages, S. 47-51

Oliver Meier

The Danger of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Unfinished Disarmament and International Control Efforts

SWP Comments 2016/C 23, April 2016, 4 Pages
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
Oliver Meier

Germany and the Role of Nuclear Weapons

Between Prohibition and Revival

SWP Comments 2016/C 02, January 2016, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Oliver Meier, Elisabeth Suh, Sira Cordes

What participants in a nuclear weapons ban treaty (do not) want

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 09.06.2017 (online)
Oliver Meier, Hans Kristensen, Victor Mizin, Steven Pifer

Preserving the INF Treaty

Deep Cuts Commission Special Briefing Paper, 24.04.2017 (online)
Oliver Meier, Ralf Trapp

Russia’s chemical terrorism proposal: Red herring or useful tool?

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 7 June 2016

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Oliver Meier, Elisabeth Suh (eds.)

Reviving Nuclear Disarmament

Paths Towards a Joint Enterprise

SWP Working Paper, FG03 No. 06, December 2016, Berlin, 49 pages
Oliver Meier

The 2015 NPT Review Conference Failure

Implications for the Nuclear Order

Working Paper FG 03-WP No. 04, October 2015, 12 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

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

Bundeswehr Capability Planning and the “Framework Nations Concept”


Michael Paul, Elisabeth Suh
North Korea’s Nuclear-Armed Missiles

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


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