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. 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: February 2024]

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf



In the media


Made in America

Wie Trumps Handelspolitik weiter wirkt
Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf
Externe Publikationen

Europe’s Multiple Futures

Four Futurescapes for Europe’s Geopolitical Positioning in 2030
Tim Bosch
Dr. Katja Muñoz
Jacob Ross
et al.