Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause

Academic Director

Holstenbrücke 8-10, 24103 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 979998-40
Telefax: +49 431 979998-59

Short CV and publications

Current Position

  • He is Director of the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel (ISPK). 


Previous Positions

  • 2001-2016: Joachim Krause is professor of Political Science and holds the Chair for International Relations at the University of Kiel, Germany.
  • 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 2017/18
  • 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.


Cover Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Jahrbuch Terrorismus

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

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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.

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Cover Assessing Chinas...

Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

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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

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