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 est chercheur au Cerfa depuis avril 2015.
Titulaire d'un doctorat de Science politique de l'Université de Stockholm/Suède, Barbara Kunz est également diplômée de l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Elle a rejoint le CERFA après avoir travaillé pour le Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (Stockholm, Suède), la Fondation Bertelsmann (Gütersloh, Allemagne) et la Fondation Genshagen (près de Berlin, Allemagne) durant plusieurs années. Elle a en outre passé plusieurs mois au Center for Transatlantic Relations/Johns Hopkins University à Washington ainsi qu'au Centre for International Affairs à Varsovie en tant que chercheur invitée.
Langues parlées: français, anglais, allemand, suédois
Nordic Countries in the Face of Russian Action in the Baltic and Kaliningrad Revue Défense Nationale, n° 802, été 2017
Nordic countries share the same perception, that Russia does not pose an immediate threat but that its actions nevertheless remain worrying.
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...
European Security – Challenges at the Societal Level A report by the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions
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.
The 2016 German White Paper. The consolidation of the “Munich consensus” and persisting questions Notes du Cerfa, No. 134, October 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.
Recent debates in Germany about the future of the country’s security and foreign policy have aroused interest abroad, especially in France. The development of Germany’s discourse on its role on the international scene has led certain parties to hope for change in the country’s strategic...
Sweden's Nato Workaround: Swedish security and defense policy against the backdrop of Russian revisionism Focus stratégique, No. 64, November 2015
Russia’s revisionist foreign policy and military build-up has considerable security implications for the Baltic Sea region, including for Sweden.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) represents the perfect framework for discussion of pan-European security issues thanks to its unique composition - fifty-seven member states of the Euro-Atlantic sphere, including the United States and Russia. The OSCE remains...
Defending Europe? A stocktaking of French and German Visions for European Defense Etudes de l'IRSEM n° 41, September 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...
In this article our research fellow Barbara Kunz summarises the broad outlines of German foreign policy to the Swedish public.