Dr. phil. habil.,
is an international recognized Clausewitz-scholar,
working as a senior lecturer at the faculty of social and
cultural studies at the University of Applied Sciences, Fulda and was
a private lecturer of Political Science at the Institute for Social
Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin (up to 2012). He is teaching and
doing research in the field of “Violence and Peace in World
He was an associate of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme
“The changing character of War” (2004-2005) and convener
(together with Hew Strachan) of the conference “Clausewitz in the
21st century” (Oxford 2005).
He was a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for International Studies (2005-2006).
He is the author of “Clausewitz's puzzle. The political theory of war.
Oxford University Press” and edited together with Hew Strachan the
anthology “Clausewitz in the twenty-first century. Oxford
University Press 2007” .
His articles include:
- New Containment Policy: Grand Strategy for the Twenty-first Century?
In: RUSI-Journal, Whitehall, London Whitehall April 2008, Vol. 153, No. 2, pp. 50-55;
- The re-politicisation of war and violent conflict - The world powers are striking back In: Ralph Rotte/Christoph Schwarz (eds.): War and Strategy, New York (Nova Science) 2010 and Clausewitz's concept of strategy.
- Clausewitz's Concept of Strategy. Balancing purpose, aim and means.
In: Journal of strategic studies, Dec. 2014.
His last book about Clausewitz (together with Jan Willem Honig and
Dan Moran) has just been published:
Clausewitz: The state and war. Stuttgart 2011.
In 2010 and 2011 he hold lectures at Westpoint
Academy about Tolstoy and Clausewitz (this article is slated to be
published in Chinese) as well as in Washington about curbing war and
violence in world society, the emergence of world order conflicts,
Clausewitz and partisan warfare and in Oxford about the democratic
warrior. Some of his political-philosophical articles are collected
in his volume:
Lyotard und Hegel. Dialektik von Philosophie und
Politik. Wien 2005 (Lyotard and Hegel. The dialectics of the
political and philosophy).
He held his most recent lecture about the last topic at the 29.th
International Hegel Conference in Istanbul in October 2012.
In September 2013 he gave a lecture about the evolving battle space of
the twenty-first century at Nanyang University, Singapore.
In July 2014 he has convened an international symposium in Tokyo
about "Lessons of 1914 for Asia today" and has just edited
the proceedings of this conference: Lessons from World War I for the
rise of Asia (Ibidem publishers, 2015).
His latest book, writen together with Key-young Son (Seoul): Order wars and
floating balance. How the rising powers are reshaping our world view in
the twenty-first century. Routledge 2018 (now available).