News from the professorship

Task Force “The Future of Transatlantic Relations”

The Task Force on the Future of Transatlantic Relations, with the participation of Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich, published its final report on 2 December 2020 at the International Security Forum Bonn of the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies.

On 24 September 2020, the Task Force had been constituted at the invitation of the Henry Kissinger Professorship of the University of Bonn, composed of interdisciplinary national and international personalities from science, business and technology. In the weeks that followed, the Task Force took stock of the impact of current political developments in the United States.

The report of the Task Force also marks the start of the transatlantic work programme of the Henry Kissinger Professorship with the aim of establishing a new research focus at CASSIS of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

On the foreign policy of the Biden administration

Published in 2021 by Gesellschaft für Sicherheitspolitik e. V.


With the inauguration of the new administration in Washington, it is not only Europeans who hope for a return of the USA to the world stage and to the multilateralism of the Obama years. Their expectations could be disappointed, however, if they interpret Biden’s commitment to the unshakeable guarantee of US protection as a signal in the direction of a status quo ante in transatlantic relations. Moreover, Biden’s claim of restoring America’s power-political and moral dominance could fail in the face of the expectations of American society.

Advertisement of the Federal Academy for Security Policy

The Federal Academy for Security Policy is currently advertising two project positions for Master’s students interested in security policy who would like to gain professional practice in an interdepartmental working environment within the framework of an optional practical year.

The students will each work on a project from a security policy perspective, analysing the 2021 Bundestag elections or the report on the implementation of the Federal Government’s Guidelines for Civilian Crisis Prevention, and will be involved in the overall work of the Academy on the basis of these projects. Remuneration will be based on the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD); grouping will be in accordance with § 12 of the TVöD up to pay group 10.

The application deadline is 19 March. You can find the job advertisements at:

The Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) is the Federal Government’s central, interdepartmental training centre for security policy. The practical years advertised are in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Defence; applications must be submitted to the Federal Office of Armed Forces Personnel Management. All further information can be found in the job advertisements under the above link.

18.5.2020: as guest Prof. Fröhlich: „Corona-supply-shock“ – Global Trade and the consequences for the foreign policy

„The impact of the Corona pandamic on the economy will be drastic and unique. Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich is sure there will be no way to bypass high gouvernment debts. As an expert in terms of global trade he warns against the anticipations which proclaim the end of global supply chains. The chairman of International Politics and Political Economy at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg talks with host Oliver Weilandt about the chinese-american power struggle, its consequences for the global economy and the WTO and about the upcoming role for Germany in the European Union.”

Listen the whole Podcast on the Homepage of the Deutschen Atlantischen Gesellschaft e.V.

„Das Ende der Selbstfesselung“

Book presentation and discussion with

Norbert Röttgen, Jürgen Trittin, Klaus Scharioth and Stefan Fröhlich

In his book „Das Ende der SelbstfesselungStefan Fröhlich speaks for a revaluation of the german foreign policy, not only in terms of europe but also in a global context: Germanys foreign policy would be better than its reputation. Is Germany able to use ist foreign policy to resist extern presure and overcome crises like Brexit, nationalism or trade wars ?
After the welcome done by the former state secretary of the Ministry  of Foreign Affairs and ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth, Dr. Norbert Röttgen MP and chairman of the foreign commission of the german parlament gives an short introduction about the book`s content. Behind as well status quo as the future of Germany`s foreign policy are discussed by the former Foreign Minister Jürgen Trittin MP and Professor Stefan Fröhlich. The key question is Germany`s political role in a chinging world.
This event was hosted in Berlin as an cooperation by the Deutsche Transatlantische Gesellschaft e.V. and the radio Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.

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Das Ende der Selbstfesselung –

Deutsche Außenpolitik in einer Welt ohne Führung


Europe is caught in permanent crises: Nationalism, Brexit und and opposing views relating to migration, the reform of the Eurozone and improvment of global competitiveness endanger europes unity. At the same time China and Russia increase their pressure on the European Union,  the developments at the southern border and at least the USA. Since the election of Donald Trump the values of Germany`s foreign policy are disrupted and also the liberal international order is under fire. Because of these circumstances in his new essay Stefan Fröhlich is in favor of an reorientation of Germany`s self-understanding in europe and the world: Germany`s foreign policy has an better reputation than minded. The country crossed a lot of red lines during the last years and reached for more and more charge. Also because of this it`s more than cynical, that especially the groups which refuse more global responseability are criticizing Germany`s egotism. Probably published in April 2019 Springer Fachmedien Verlag (ISBN 978-3-658-25143-7).

The chair in the media

For discussions and classifications Prof. Fröhlich is often invited as an expert in different radio and TV shows. Appealing to his main research fields he often comments on important events and developments inside the international arena.

Prof. Fröhlich about the Aegean conflict

According to the actual escalation of Greek-Turkish conflict Prof. Stefan Fröhlich referated about his view on the confrontation between the two Nato-Allies.

Prof. Fröhlich and the US retreat from Germany

Facing towards the retreat of US troops from Germany, Prof. Fröhlich was invited to Phoenix.

Prof. Fröhlich re Syria

Twice already Prof. Fröhlich estimated the developments in the Syrian civil war. Recently the truce at the Turkish-Syrian border was discussed in one of his articels.

Prof. Fröhlich estimates the Impeachment against US-President Trump

After the Democrats initiated the Impeachment because of the collusive behaviour between Donald Trump and the Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prof. Fröhlich was invited to talk about his opion in terms of the causa.





Prof. Fröhlich about the G20 summit in Osaka


Prof. Fröhlich and the elections in the USA

The primaries for the presidential election 2020 are proceeding, at the latest since the Democratic Debates started. On June the 28th Prof Fröhlich talked about his thoughts which themes could dominate the US election, the challanges during the campaining and the chances for the Democrates.

Prof. Fröhlich`s opinion about the nuclear deal with the Iran

After the United States quited parts of nuclear deal with the Iran an diplomatic relationions became more and more worse the future of the non-proliferation regime is in danger. At the 11.06. Prof. Fröhlich explains how to deal with this, possible impacts for the global denuclearisation  and Germany`s role in this game in the Phoenix-Studio.



Prof. Fröhlich estimates the meeting of Kim Jong Un and Wladimir Putin

At April the 25th 2019 Prof. Fröhlich was invited to the media, to classify the meeting between North Korea´s  sovereign Kim Jong Un and the russian president Wladimir Putin.


Prof. Fröhlich about the economic relations between the EU and the USA

Because of the ongoing threatst to impose punitive duties against productes imported to the USA from the EU, especially cars, Prof. Fröhlich was interviewed at the 18th of February 2019 at Phoenix. The economic relations between the EU and the US, Donald Trump`s system for trade- and economic policy, potential effects for the german market and Angela Merkel`s keynote speech at the Munich Security Conference were discussed.

Prof. Fröhlich comments the quite if the INF treaty by the United States

After the US quited the INF treaty Prof. Fröhlich explained on February the first 2019 on Phoenix the reasons, possible consequences for the global proliferation and possible reactions.



At 8th of July Prof Fröhlich was invited to Phoenix to talk about inner NATO-cooperation.


At June the 25th Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich was invited to Phoenix to discuss the Brexit situation.