Dr. Marcel A. Dirsus

Freier Mitarbeiter


Lebenslauf und Publikationen

Dr. Marcel Dirsus is a Partner at Occam Strategies, a political risk and research firm. An expert on regime instability, political violence and German foreign policy, he has advised governments, foundations, multinational corporations and international organizations including NATO. Dirsus has been featured as an expert in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Berlin Policy Journal published by the German Council on Foreign Relations, as well as on BBC, among others. In addition to his native German, he speaks English, French and basic Russian. Dirsus holds a BA from the University of Warwick and an MSc from the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College). His doctorate at the University of Kiel was financed through a Manfred-Wörner-Scholarship for Security Politics by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation.


  • Regime Instability
  • Political Violence
  • German Foreign Policy



  • “A New Counterweight?” Berlin Policy Journal, 29 August 2018
  • “An Old King for Congo” (with David Landry), Foreign Affairs, 19 December 2016
  • “Kabila Must Go” Foreign Policy, 11 November 2015
  • “The Tunisia Model” (with Brian Klaas), 23 October 2014
  • “Bridging the Two Tunisias” (with Brian Klaas), 19 September 2014



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Maritime Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

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