Areas of Expertise

  • US domestic policy
  • US foreign and security policy
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Western policy toward Eastern Europe, Turkey, and the Balkan states

Short Bio

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf joined DGAP in June 2022. He works as a research fellow in the area of US/transatlantic relations at the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for the Future of Europe. Previously, he had worked as a program director for foreign and security policy at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington, DC since 2016. There, he focused on current developments in transatlantic relations and US and EU policies toward the EU neighborhood, especially Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and the Balkans. Together with partners in the United States and Europe, he organized visitor programs, international study tours, workshops, and media fellowships.

Before that, Tolksdorf worked as a researcher, visiting fellow, and lecturer in Washington at the US Institute of Peace and SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, in Paris at the Institut français des relations internationales, in Brussels at the Institute for European Studies and Vesalius College, and in Munich at the Center for Applied Policy Research.

Tolksdorf holds a PhD from LMU Munich. In 2012, his book on the European Union’s policy toward Bosina and Herzegovina, Die EU und Bosnien-Herzegowina: Außenpolitik auf der Suche nach Kohärenz, was published by Nomos.


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[Last updated: January 2023]

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf



In the media


Der Handlungsdruck wächst

Das vierte Treffen des Transatlantischen Handels- und Technologierats muss konkrete Ergebnisse liefern
Dr. Claudia Schmucker
Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner
Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf

The Zeitenwende Beyond Germany

The Baltic States, Central Europe, France, the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, and the United States have all reacted to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine in their own, but often similar ways.

Jannik Hartmann
Kenny Kremer
Jacob Ross
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Supermacht im Sinkflug?

Das Land gespalten, das System überkommen, die Parteien unversöhnlich oder radikalisiert – und dann ist da noch Donald Trump: Die USA gehen schweren Zeiten entgegen.

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf
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