Areas of Expertise

  • Geopolitics and technology
  • Artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies in foreign and security policy
  • International cyberspace policy
  • Hybrid warfare
  • NATO


German, English, Turkish

Kaan Sahin joined DGAP as a research fellow for technology and foreign policy in April 2019. He is currently serving as Strategic Advisor for Cyber Diplomacy/EU Presidency at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office and will return to DGAP at the end of February 2021.

Previously, Sahin worked with Deloitte as a consultant on cyber risk and the public sector. Prior to that, he received a Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs and specialized in strategies to combat hybrid threats. In this capacity, he was based with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Special Representative of the OSCE for the Southern Caucasus, Carnegie Europe, and the Strategic Analysis Capability Section at NATO Headquarters.

Sahin studied political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and international politics and peace research at the University of Tübingen, the University of Connecticut, and Koç University in Istanbul.

Kaan Sahin


Zwei Tech-Welten

Was der Zerfall in eine amerikanische und eine chinesische Sphäre bedeuten würde.
Externe Publikationen

The Tech Cold War Illusion

While the United States and China are engaged in a great tech rivalry, analogies with the East-West conflict before 1989 are misplaced.
External Publications