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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

College: Sidney Sussex


Foreign Policy Analysis; German Foreign Policy; Terrorism; International Relations of the Middle East


Key publications: 

Journal articles:


“The Cold War, the Arab world and West Germany's 'Mediterranean Moment', 1967-1973“ Cold War History. Forthcoming.


“Politics as counterterrorism: the role of diplomacy in the West German response to Palestinian terror, 1970-75.Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. Forthcoming


Non peer-reviewed:

“Einbettung notwendig. Überlegungen zum PVE Konzept.“ Internationale Politik, Special Issue (2018).

      (Title translation: “Embedding necessary: thoughts on the PVE concept.”)

“Jordanien und die Trump-Administration.“ Welttrends, Vol. 128 (2017).

      (Title translation: “Jordan and the Trump administration.”)



“Merkel and the Fault Lines of Germany’s Leadership Succession.” Blog article, International Policy Digest (17/04/2018)

“Germany isn’t Jamaica: Merkel’s difficulties in forming a new government.” Blog article, In The Long Run (30/11/2017).

With Aziz El Aidi. „Perspektiven der marokkanischen Energiepolitik.“ Country report by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (2014).

                (Title translation: “Perspectives of Moroccan energy policy.“)

Supervisor: Prof Brendan Simms
 Philipp  Hirsch