Claudia Major

Dr Claudia Major is Senior Associate at the International Security Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin (SWP).

Her research, advisory work, publications and media contributions focus on security and defence policy in Europe and in a transatlantic context (NATO, EU, Germany, UK, France). Recent publications deal with Germany’s security and defence policy, NATO’s strategic adaptation and future development, European defence, strategic autonomy, and Franco-German relations in defence.

Previously, Claudia held positions at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, the German Council on Foreign Relations (Berlin), the EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris), the German Foreign Office and Sciences Po Paris.

Claudia is member of various boards, including the Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention at the Federal Foreign Office. She holds a diploma from Sciences Po Paris and the Free University Berlin and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK). /2019

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