Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause

Academic Director

Westring 400, R.04.31
Phone: +49 431 979998-40
Telefax: +49 431 979998-59

Short CV and publications

Current Position

  • Joachim Krause is since 2001 professor of Political Science and holds the Chair for International Relations at the University of Kiel, Germany.
  • He is Director of the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel (ISPK). 


Previous Positions

  • Before 2001 he was Deputy Director of the Research Institute of the German Council for Foreign Affairs in Bonn and Berlin (DGAP) and a senior researcher with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).
  • He served as an advisor with the German delegation to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in the 1980s and was a consultant to UNSCOM in 1991 and 1992.
  • He was Steven Muller Professor for German Studies at the SAIS-Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University in 2002/2003. 


Research foci and recent publications

His field of expertise are international strategic issues, terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, multilateralism, German and European foreign policy as well as theoretical and policy oriented issues. 

Among his recent publications are

  • Jahrbuch Terrorismus 2013/2014 (Yearbook on Terrorism 2013/2014, Opladen and Farmington Hills: Budrich Publ. 2014)
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change. Adjusting Western regional policy (London: Routledge 2014, together with Charles King Mallory)
  • The EU, the UN and Collective Security. Making Multilateralism Effective (London: Routledge 2012, together with Natalino Ronzitti)
  • Iran’s Nuclear Programme – Strategic Implications (London: Routledge; 2012)
  • International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts – Experience Gained and Lessons Learned (Farmington Hills: Budrich; 2010)


He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Aspen Institute Germany and chairman of the Scientific Directorate of the German Council on Foreign Affairs.



  • ISPK's Sebastian Bruns is co-editor of "Maritime Security" (german title: Maritime Sicherheit). The volume extensively covers maritime issues in Strategic Studies, e.g. piracy, littoral warfare and naval doctrine development.


  • ISPK's Academic Director Joachim Krause is co-editor of "Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change". The volume covers strategic trends in the region and provides in-depth analysis of past and presents possibilities of western involvement in Afghanistan and the regional theater.


  • ISPK's Joachim Krause is co-editor of this volume about effective international cooperation. Contributors analyse and discuss possible future avenues of possible effective, multilateral cooperation between international organisations in different policy areas and regions.