Areas of Expertise

  • Security and defense policy
  • NATO
  • Transatlantic security and defense relations
  • Security and defense policy of Germany and the United States

Short Bio

Dr. Aylin Matlé has been a research fellow in DGAP’s Center for Security and Defense since March 2022.

Previously, she worked as deputy head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Israel office in Jerusalem. Prior to that, she was a research associate for the chair of international relations and European politics at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

Matlé studied political science at Zeppelin University (ZU) in Friedrichshafen and “war studies” at King’s College London. She earned her PhD from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg with a dissertation on the impact of US engagement on NATO and the defense policies of European allies during Barack Obama’s presidency.


English, German


[Last updated: January 2023]

Dr. Aylin Matlé



In the media


Making Germany’s Military Fit for Purpose

If Germany’s Zeitenwende is to be a success, it is not only its security institutions that need to be reviewed. The processes that have been in place up to now also need to be scrutinized.

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Von Bremsern und Bürokraten

Wenn Deutschlands Zeitenwende ein Erfolg werden soll, müssen nicht nur die sicherheitspolitischen Institutionen überprüft werden; auch die bisherigen Abläufe gehören hinterfragt.

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