Research Interests

  • Balance of Power and Social Cohesion in Transatlantic Relations
  • German Foreign Policy
  • American Foreign Policy


  • Cohesion of the Transatlantic Community
  • Cohesion of the European Union (Common Foreign and Security Policy)
  • Legislative Influence on the Use of European Armed Forces

Recent Publications

  • Emulating Ostpolitik: A Template for Regional Conflict Resolution in East Asia, in: European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 21, Special Issue, (2016) pp. 117-132.
  • U.S. – China Great Power Relations. Ontological and Theoretical Sources of Conflict and Peacefukl ChangePaper Prepared for Presentation at the Workshop Strategisches Dreieck USA-China-Europe, Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe University Frankfurt/M, November 26-28, 2015
  • The U.S.-China Relations: Contending Perspectives and Scope Conditions for Conflict Resolution‘ in: Jia Qingguo (ed.), New Type of Great Power Relations. Opportunities and Challenges, Bejing: Peking University Press (2015), 264-302.
  • Distanzverbreiterung vs. Gemeinschaftsbildung: Die Rolle von Medien und Denkfabriken bei der Verarbeitung der Rede von Bundespräsident Gauck, in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Sonderheft 6/2015): 99-122, (German only)
  • The Impact of NATO’s Defence Planning and Force Generation on Member States in: Sebastian Mayer (ed.), NATO’s Post-Cold War Politics. The Changing Provision of Security, Houndsmill: Palgrave, 194-211, (2014).
  • German Textbook (International Relations): Internationale Beziehungen. Reihe UTB Basics, Konstanz: UVK (2015); More information (German only)

Complete list of publictions on Researcher ID