Areas of Expertise

  • Civilian crisis management
  • EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
  • Peacekeeping operations


German, English, French

Carina Böttcher has been working as a research fellow in DGAP’s Security and Defense Program since June 2018. She works on the project “Civilian CSDP Compact.” 

Previously, Böttcher worked at the Center for International Peace Operations in Berlin and for the German Federal Foreign Office with assignments in Tehran and Bangkok. Other work experience includes shorter assignments at the Federal Criminal Office and the UN Operations and Crisis Centre in New York. She completed her master’s degree in international relations at the Technical University of Dresden.


Divided in Diversity

Overcoming Europe’s Incoherence in National Approaches to Civilian CSDP
Carina Böttcher
Marie Wolf