Ambassador (ret.) Dr. phil. Volker Stanzel

Ambassador (ret.) Dr. phil. Volker Stanzel


Research Division: Asia
Senior Distinguished Fellow

volker.stanzel(at)swp-berlin.org

2014 Visiting Professor at Claremont McKenna College and at the University of California, Santa Cruz

2009–2013 Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan

2007–2009 Federal Foreign Office; Political Director

2004–2007 Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the People's Republic of China

Areas of Expertise:

China, Japan, United States

Euro-Atlantic security, transatlantic relations


SWP Publications (selection):

Volker Stanzel (ed.)

New Realities in Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy in the 21st Century

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 11, November 2018, 69 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Volker Stanzel

Reinforce the International Liberal Institutional Order

in: Daniel Twining (eds.) Defending a Fraying Order: The Imperative of Closer U.S.-Europe-Japan Cooperation, GMF Asia Policy Paper, 2016/No. 16, pp. 31-35

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Volker Stanzel

Digitisation and Government Responsibility

Working Paper, Project “Diplomacy in the 21st Century”, No 03, January 2017, 7 Pages
Volker Stanzel

Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Working Paper, Project "Diplomacy in the 21st Century", No 01, October 2016, 10 Pages

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

Volker Stanzel, Shoichi Watanabe

渡部先生、日本人にとって天皇はどういう存在ですか?

In: Gentosha, Tokyo 2017

SWP Comments

Christian Wagner, Siddharth Tripathi
New Connectivity in the Bay of Bengal

Opportunities and Perspectives of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)


Felix Heiduk
Myanmar, the Rohingya Crisis, and Further EU Sanctions


SWP Research Papers

Volker Stanzel (ed.)
New Realities in Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy in the 21st Century


Volker Stanzel
Introduction: Following the Wrong Track or Walking on Stepping Stones - Which Way for Diplomacy?