Areas of Expertise

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


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Dr. Aylin Matlé has been a research fellow in DGAP’s Security and Defense Program 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.

Dr. Aylin Matlé




Strategischer Steilpass

Brüssel hat vorgelegt, jetzt ist Berlin gefordert: Was das neue Grundlagenpapier der NATO für Deutschlands erste umfassende Nationale Sicherheitsstrategie bedeutet.

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