Areas of Expertise

  • Security and defense
  • Military capabilities
  • Defense industry
  • Security and defense policy of Germany and other major European countries
  • EU Common Security and Defense Policy
  • NATO

Short Bio

Christian Mölling is deputy director of DGAPs Research Institute. He also heads the Center for Security and Defense.

Before joining DGAP, Mölling held research and leadership positions with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the International Security Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, and the Hamburg Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy.

He has been a visiting fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, and the Paris-based Fondation pour la recherche stratégique.

Mölling studied politics, economics, and history at the universities of Duisburg and Warwick and holds a doctoral degree from Ludwig Maximilian Universität Munich.


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[Last updated: January 2023]

Dr. Christian Mölling


In the media


No Time to Lose: How Germany’s Zeitenwende in Defense Can Succeed

Germany has promised to fundamentally change its approach to defense and security. Yet, the policy so far lacks drive, focus, and strategy. Here are some proposals to turn the Zeitenwende into a success.

Dr. Claudia Major
Dr. Christian Mölling
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Zum Zaudern keine Zeit

Deutschland steht vor fundamentalen Veränderungen, will es die Zeitenwende konsequent umsetzen und gestalten. Doch es mangelt an Tatkraft, Einsicht und Strategie. Einige Vorschläge für entschlossenes Handeln im Wandel.

Dr. Claudia Major
Dr. Christian Mölling
IP Special
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Neun Monate Ukraine-Krieg

Langsam aber sicher wendet sich das Blatt
Dr. Christian Mölling
Dr. András Rácz
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