Hans-Joachim Spanger

Germany

Head of Research Department, Leibniz Institute Peace Research Institute Frankfurt; Research Professor, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow 

Among others he is Regional Coordinator for Eurasia of the “Bertelsmann Transformation Index” (BTI) and member of the German-Russian “Petersburg Dialogue”. In 1997 he founded the “Schlangenbad Talks”, an annual German-Russian conference series on foreign and security policy. He was member (2005–2012), and chairman (2007–2011), of the Advisory Board on Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building of the German Foreign Ministry.

Recent Publications: Pluraler Frieden – Leitgedanken zu einer neuen Russlandpolitik (co-authored, 2017); Russia's Turn Eastward, China's Turn Westward: Cooperation and Conflict on the New Silk Road (2016); The Future of European Security (2015); More than a Road Bump? The German-Russian Crisis Within the Crisis (2015); The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion (2014), and others.

Materials

Where Will Escalation Over Syria Take Russia and the US?
07.10.2016
The new situation destroys what was possibly the last avenue for Russia-US cooperation. US cannot launch missile strikes with impunity. Presumable Assad victory could lead to a displacement of
New Old European Security Architecture - Building Bridges
06.09.2016
Arms control is not a panacea. It has never managed to transform a relationship, it just "freezes" the situation. Yet by stabilizing mutual expectations it might contribute to
Valdai Paper #47: Russia’s Turn Eastward, China’s Turn Westward: Cooperation and…
26.05.2016
This Paper presents and analyzes the various elements connected to Russia’s Asia pivot and the concurrent moves in the East.
NATO and Russia: Will They Reach a ‘Gentlemen's Agreement’?
20.04.2016
On Wednesday, April 20, NATO-Russia Council held its first session after almost two years’ break with the issues of Ukraine, Afghanistan, and security of military activities in East Europe high on the
Montenegro’s NATO Accession Is a Political Signal, but Not a Threat
02.12.2015
Montenegro is not a military threat whatsoever neither for Russia, nor for NATO.
The German Unification 25 Years Later: Unfinished Business
01.10.2015
The German unification of 25 years ago has proven an unprecedented experiment in social engineering and an equally unprecedented economic challenge for the country.
Russia Without Vladimir Putin
01.03.2012
A “Russia without Putin” will certainly come about, probably sooner rather than later. It is therefore worth thinking about not only the consequences, but also about the prerequisites of a smooth