Katrin Sold

Program Officer, Franco-German Relations Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Franco-German relations
  • European and French Mediterranean and Northern-Africa policy
  • Near and Middle East/Northafrica

Foreign Languages

French, English


Media Inquiries

Wiebke Ewering
Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-32
Email: presse@dgap.org

Katrin Sold has been program officer at the Franco-German Relations Program since April 2009. She is in charge of the Franco-German Future Dialogue. After a conducting a research project at the “Centre de Recherche sur l’Afrique et la Méditerranée” (CERAM) for four months in Rabat, Morocco, she was a visiting scholar at the “Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain” (IRMC) in Tunis, Tunisia until September 2013.

She studied political science and German literature at the Humboldt University, Berlin and completed a certificate in political science at Science Po Toulouse, France.


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Selected Publications

Power Struggle in Tunisia
Islamists and secularists wrestle over the new constitution while citizens protest political violence
by Katrin Sold
Five Questions, July 29, 2013
Power Struggle in Tunisia
Tunesia, cradle of the Arab Spring, remains unsettled. While politicians debate the role of religion in the constitution, the population is venting its discontent over vulnerable social conditions, creeping Islamization, and political violence. The July murder of Mohamed Brahmi, the second prominent opposition politician to die this year, has led to new demonstrations against the regime. The government’s future depends on how vehemently the call for change is articulated on the street.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
France Presses Ahead With International Operation in Mali
The country walks a fine line between security interests and a colonial past
by Katrin Sold
France Presses Ahead With International Operation in Mali
Islamist rebels have brought northern Mali under their control. The country threatens to become a retreat for terrorist, and thousands of people are on the run. France has traditionally cultivated close relations to West African states and is now campaigning for an international intervention in Mali. However, French President Francois Hollande cannot afford the type of military engagement his predecessor pursued in Libya. Five questions for DGAP expert Katrin Sold.
Category: Security, Africa, Mali, France, Near and Middle East/North Africa
Crossing Borders
Rethinking the European Union’s Neighborhood Policies
by Almut Möller, Cornelius Adebahr, Claire Demesmay, Carsten Främke, Irene Hahn-Fuhr, Lucas Lypp, Marie-Lena May, Stefan Meister, Katrin Sold, Marek Souček, Ulrike Stern, Marcel Viëtor, Natasha Wunsch
DGAP Analysis 2, August 18, 2011, 100 pages
Crossing Borders
The debt crisis calls for the EU’s full attention – and threatens to supplant the fact that urgent action is needed on Europe’s periphery. The revolutions in North Africa demand answers; further EU enlargement needs to be planned and implemented. There are many common topics that link the European Union and its neighbors, from energy to migration. Thus, cross-border space must be created in which EU policies on a range of topics can be further developed
Category: European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Eastern Partnership, European Union, Europe, Eastern Europe

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