Dr. Sebastian Bruns

Head of Center for Maritime Strategy & Security

Holstenbrücke 8-10, 24103 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 979998 60
Telefax: +49 431 979998 59

Short CV and publications


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





  • US Naval Institute
  • German Maritime Institute
  • German Atlantic Treaty Association
  • Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)
  • German Society for Maritime and Naval History


Selected English-language publications

(as of July 2017)

  • „The PLA Navy in the Baltic Sea: A View from Kiel“ (with Sarah Kirchberger), CIMSEC, 16 August 2017, http://cimsec.org/pla-navy-baltic-sea-view-kiel/33526
  • U.S. Naval Strategy and National Security 1981-2016. Routledge: London (forthcoming, Routledge).
  • “The U.S. Navy’s Role in National Strategy, Especially Between 1980 and Today”, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C. 2017.
  • “Moving East and South: U.S. Navy and German Navy Strategy in the Eurasian Theater 1991-2014, A View from Germany,” Fletcher Security Review 3 (2016): 33-41.
  • Some elements of 21st century German naval strategy, in: Joachim Krause/Sebastian Bruns (Hrsg.), Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security, London: Routledge 2016, 283-295.
  • “A Call for an EU Auxiliary Navy – under German Leadership”, Center for International Maritime Security, 01 March 2016.
  • “The ‘Cooperative Strategy’ (CS-21/CS-21R): A View from Germany”, Center for International Maritime Security, 27 May 2015.
  • 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, 4-7 (with Guy Wilson-Roberts). 
  • “Multipolarity Under the Magnifying-Glass: Establishing Maritime Security Off the Horn of Africa,” in: Sicherheit + Frieden 3-2009, 174–179. 

Cover Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Das Jahrbuch enthält eine umfangreiche Datensammlung sowie Analysen zu terroristischen Brennpunkten.

Link zur aktuellen Ausgabe


Cover Routledge

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.

Link to the publication


Cover Assessing Chinas...

Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

Link to the book


Cover Maritime Security Eastern Mediterranean

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

Link to the book