Since 06/2016 Head of Think Tank at the Center for Security Studies (CSS)

09/2001-05/2012 SWP, Senior Fellow International Security

2009 Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award der Zeitschrift International Journal (Toronto)

2009 Visiting Fellow, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich

1986-2001 Analysis Unit International Politics of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Bonn (1986-1999) and Berlin (1999-2001)

1991 Visiting Fellow, Queen’s University, Kingston/Ontario




SWP Publications (selection):

Oliver Thränert

NATO's Deterrence and Defense Posture Review

SWP Comment 2011/C 34, November 2011, 4 Pages
Oliver Thränert, Christian Wagner

Pakistan as a Nuclear Power

Nuclear Risks, Regional Conflicts and the Dominant Role of the Military

SWP Research Paper 2009/RP 08, June 2009, 30 Pages
Roland Hiemann, Oliver Thränert

A World without Nuclear Weapons?

The New Charms of an Old Vision

SWP Comment 2008/C 04, April 2008, 4 Pages
Oliver Thränert, Jonathan B. Tucker

Freeing the World of Chemical Weapons

The Chemical Weapons Convention at the Ten-Year Mark

SWP Research Paper 2007/RP 08, July 2007, 33 Pages
Sascha Lange, Oliver Thränert

Missile Defense in and for Europe?

SWP Comment 2007/C 08, April 2007, 4 Pages

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Oliver Thränert

Proliferation and Non-State Actors

Presentation at the 7th International Security Forum Zurich, October 26-28, 2006

Working Paper FG 3, 2006/Nr. 06, November 2006, 4 Pages
Oliver Thränert

Ending Suspicious Nuclear Activities in Iran

Discussing the European Approach Presentation at Brandeis University, Boston, 18 November 2004

Working Paper FG 3, WP 2004/Nr.03, November 2004, 9 Pages

SWP Comments

Fabian Burkhardt
Russia’s “Passportisation” of the Donbas

The Mass Naturalisation of Ukrainians Is More Than a Foreign Policy Tool

Andrea Frenzel, Nadine Godehardt
Improving Europe’s China Competence

On the Significance of China Competence for German and European Policy on China

SWP Research Papers

Muriel Asseburg
Reconstruction in Syria

Challenges and Policy Options for the EU and its Member States

Guido Steinberg
Regional Power United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Is No Longer Saudi Arabia’s Junior Partner