Short CV and publications

Subject matter expertise:

  • Maritime Strategy & Naval Forces   
  • Modern Piracy
  • Maritime Security
  • Transatlantic Relations and U.S. Foreign and Security Policy 



Sebastian Bruns has been with the Institute for Security Policy since 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he was the German Marshall Fund/American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he served Rep. Todd Young (R-IN09) as military and defense policy aide. Prior to coming to Kiel, Sebastian worked for the International Institute for Politics and Economics, Haus Rissen Hamburg, and the Lady Mayor’s Office of the City of Bonn. In 2007, he graduated with a degree in North American Studies from the University of Bonn.


Selected publications (English): 

“Beyond the Aircraft Carrier? Non-traditional security threats and the future of US Navy sea-basing,” in: Strategic Insights. Global Maritime Security Analysis No. 46, pp. 9-13.

UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force and Germany’s Contribution, in: Auftrag Auslandseinsatz, Neueste Militärgeschichte an der Schnittstelle von Geschichtswissenschaft, Politik, Öffentlichkeit und Streitkräften. Im Auftrag des Militärgeschichtlichen Forschungsamtes herausgegeben von Bernhard Chiari, Freiburg i.Br., Berlin, Wien 2012 (= Neueste Militärgeschichte. Analysen und Studien, Band 1).

“Operation ATALANTA at three – a success or failure?” in: Strategic Insights by Risk Intelligence. Global Maritime Security Analysis No. 36, November 2011, pp. 8-12. 

“Panama Canal Security: Expansion and Maritime Risk,” in: Strategic Insights by Risk Intelligence. Global Maritime Security Analysis No. 29, December 2010, pp. 4-7 (with Guy Wilson-Roberts). 

“Multipolarity Under the Magnifying-Glass: Establishing Maritime Security Off the Horn of Africa,” in: Sicherheit + Frieden 3-2009, S. 174–179. 


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Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security

This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century.

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Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

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Maritime Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

Kiel International Seapower Symposium 2017.
This book provides fresh perspectives on the geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean and its geoeconomics

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