- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
Dr Barbara Kunz is a Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI European Security Programme. Prior to joining SIPRI in October 2023, she inter alia worked for the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) in Hamburg and the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) in Paris. In 2023, Barbara Kunz spent five months in Washington, D.C. as a Helmut Schmidt Fellow with the German Marshall Fund. In 2021-22, she was seconded to the German Federal Foreign Office’s policy planning unit as an external expert.
Her research focuses on European security, both within the framework of relevant organizations such as NATO, the EU and the OSCE, and in the wider Euro-Atlantic context. She is particularly interested in European and transatlantic debates about the future European security architecture. The US/NATO-Russia strategic context and its implications for Europe are also part of her research interests, including aspects of strategic stability and arms control.
European security, transatlantic security
Europe, Transatlantic, Northern Europe, Franco-German defense cooperation
Master in Political Science, Sciences Po Paris
PhD, Political Science, Stockholm University