Oberst a.D. Wolfgang Richter

Oberst a.D. Wolfgang Richter


Research Division: International Security
Senior Associate

wolfgang.richter(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-225

04/2005-03/2009 Head of the military section of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the OSCE, Vienna

04/1999-03/2005 Head of department (global and European arms control), Federal Armed Forces Centre for Verification Tasks

10/1995-03/1999 Head of the military section of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, and to Disarmament fora of the United Nations, New York

Other assignments as paratrooper officer and general staff officer, inter alia to the Ministry of Defence (Concept of the Bundeswehr) and to SHAPE, Mons (nuclear concepts and conventional arms control); commander of a former motorized rifle regiment of the National People's Army in Marienberg/Saxony after the unification of Germany

11/1989 - 01/1991 Research fellow at SWP

Areas of Expertise:

Eastern Europe, Georgia, Russian Federation, Southern Caucasus, Arms control, Conflict prevention, Defence and security policy / Armed forces, International law, Nato, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe , Regional and interstate conflicts

Problems of pan-European security cooperation, the relation between NATO and Russia, unresolved territorial conflicts in Europe, the role of the OSCE for conflict prevention and the contribution of arms control for the European stability. Implications of new military technologies for strategies, international humanitarian law and humanitarian arms control.


SWP Publications (selection):

Wolfgang Richter

The End of the INF Treaty is Looming

A New Nuclear Arms Race Can Still Be Prevented

SWP Comment 2019/C 04, January 2019, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019C04


External Publications (selection):

Wolfgang Richter

The European Peace and Security Order at Risk

In: Hanns W. Maull (ed.), The Rise and Decline of the Post-Cold War Order, Oxford University Press, Oxford, November 2018, pp. 123-143
Wolfgang Richter

Revitalizing Conventional Arms Control in Europe

in: OSCE Focus Conference Proceedings. 14-15 October 2016, Maison de la Paix, Geneva
Wolfgang Richter

Reviving Conventional Arms Control in Europe

A Contribution to Military Stability in Times of Crisis

in: OSCE Yearbook, Vol. 22, 2016, Nomos: Baden-Baden (2017), S. 51-61

SWP Research Papers

Anja Dahlmann, Marcel Dickow
Preventive Regulation of Autonomous Weapon Systems

Need for Action by Germany at Various Levels


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

Actors, Problems and Europe’s Interests