Reinhard Krumm


Head of Regional Office of Security and Peace in Europe (ROSPE), based in Vienna, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.

Dr. Reinhard Krumm, born in Hamburg, Germany, got his MA in Russian History from the University of Hamburg in 1989, and his PhD from Regensburg University, Germany in 2003, where he is a lecturer on Russian History since 2008. He holds an honoree professorship from the department of Political Science at Moscow State University. From 1991 to 1998 he worked as a journalist in the former Soviet Union, serving as the Moscow correspondent of Der Spiegel magazine from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in 2002, serving as the Head of the Regional Central Asian office in Tashkent from 2003 to 2007 and as the Head of the Russian office in Moscow from 2007 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2016 as the Head of the Department of Central and Eastern Europe. Currently he serves in Vienna as the Head of the Regional Office for Cooperation and Security in Europe.

Recent Publications:

-          Felix Hett, Reinhard Krumm: Gerechtigkeit, Freiheit und ein starker Staat. Konturen eines widersprüchlichen russischen Traums (Justice,Freedom and a Strong State: Outlines of a Controversial Russian Dream), Berlin 2013

-          Reinhard Krumm et al (ed.): Rossija i Germanija: Obschtschestwo i gosudrastwo (Russia and Germany: Society and Statehood), Moscow 2012

-          Reinhard Krumm et al (ed.): Constructing Identities in Europe: German and Russian Perspectives, Berlin 2012


Elections in Germany: Waiting for a Six-Party Bundestag
We can expect some changes in foreign policy, in particular, regarding Russia. But this is very difficult to predict, because the Chancellor Merkel keeps the leading course.

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How Will EU Respond to Possible Damage from US Sanctions Against Russia?
New US sanctions against Russia irritate the EU, as they in fact represent interference with the European energy policy, Valdai Club experts Reinhard Krumm and Gerhard Mangott say. But don’t expect
Putin-Merkel Talks in Sochi: Status Quo Is the Best Option
For German politics, it is very important now to let Russia know that the current status quo is the best option. Including Ukraine, despite the complexity of the situation there. So far it will not be

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Europe’s Security Governance and Transatlantic Relations
If one agrees that the Ukraine crisis is only the symptom, not the cause, of the cur­rent crisis in EU-Russian relations, a comprehensive rethinking of security in Europe between the EU and Russia is

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Donald Trump’s Victory Gives Russian-US Relations a Chance
Donald Trump’s unexpected victory has upended the US political system and its repercussions will be far-reaching. The White House and both houses of Congress are now in Republican hands, which means
A Euro-Optimist’s View of Brexit
Looking at the Brexit issue optimistically, Reinhard Krumm, Head of the Central and Eastern Europe Department at the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, told that the referendum should push the

Reinhard Krumm