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Barbara KUNZ

Research Fellow
 

Main research interests

  • current affairs in Germany and French-German relations
  • German foreign and security policy
  • France and Germany in CSDP and NATO
  • Ifri Representative for the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions  
  • the Weimar triangle and Europe's relations with its Eastern neighbors
  • Nordic countries' security policies, notably Sweden's
  • Nordic-Baltic security issues

Barbara Kunz has been research fellow at CERFA since April 2015.

She holds a PhD from Stockholm University/Sweden and a Master's degree from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Before joining CERFA, she spent several years working for the  Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (Stockholm, Sweden), Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh, Germany) and Genshagen Foundation (Genshagen close to Berlin, Berlin) respectively. Barbara moreover stayed at the Center for Transatlantic Relations/Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC as well as at the Centre for International Affairs in Warsaw as a visiting fellow.

Languages (for e.g. media requests): English, German, French, Swedish

All my publications
31/03/2017

France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...

08/12/2016
By: Barbara KUNZ, Wolfgang ZELLNER, Irina CHERNYKH, Alain DELETROZ, Frank EVERS, Christian NÜNLIST, Philip REMLER, Oleksiy SEMENIY, Andrei ZAGORSKI

Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated dramatically in recent years. The institutional foundations of cooperative security in Europe and the rules and principles they represent are rapidly disappearing. 

19/10/2016

The 2016 White Paper on security policy and the future of the Bundeswehr is testament to Berlin’s declared will to play a more active role internationally, to assume more responsibility and to provide leadership in close concertation with its partners in Europe and the world. 

30/09/2015

The aim of this study consists of taking stock of strategic thinking in France and Germany. More concretely, it intends to identify compatible and incompatible aspects, as well as the potential for compromise, in these national considerations on the future of CSDP and NATO. In so doing, it...

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