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Dr. Georg Strüver

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 2016: Editor of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs (formerly CHINA aktuell)

  • Since 2014: Research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

  • 2012 - 2014: Acting deputy spokesperson of the research team "Foreign Policy Strategies in the Multipolar System" in the GIGA Research Programme 4

  • 2011 - 2013: Research fellow/doctoral student in the project "Contested Leadership in International Relations – Power Politics in South America, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa", GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

  • 2007 - 2010: Research fellow/commissioned work in the projects "Religion and Civil War", and "Is Resource Wealth a Risk Factor", GIGA Institute of African Affairs

  • 2005 - 2006: Student assistant in the project "On the Way to a Regional Security Community?", GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

  • Education: Chinese Studies (M.A.), Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of Hamburg; Phd at the Graduate School Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Dissertation Topic: "Explaining Alignment in International Politics: The Case of Foreign Policy Convergence and Partnerships with China"

Current Research

  • Legitimation and stability of authoritarian regimes

  • Foreign policy of authoritarian states

  • Chinese foreign and security policy

  • Natural resources and religion in intra-state conflicts

Countries and Regions

  • China

  • Latin America

Research Programme

  • Global Orders and Foreign Policies

Media Contributions