Dr Alexander Wochnik is a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from March 1 to April 30, 2016. While at AICGS, he is conducting a project entitled, “Assessing German Multilateralism through Security Relationships: German-U.S. Cooperation in Afghanistan.” The project investigates whether and how Germany and the U.S. have (1) driven the allied military and post-conflict strategy in Afghanistan, (2) the policy areas in which they cooperated and competed, and (3) the German-American interactions and relationships in and outside of the mission. The project contributes to mapping the U.S.-German security relationship, and illuminates debates about Germany as a security actor, contributing to a wider discussion about the future directions of Germany’s foreign policy (and multilateralism), especially in light of the Review 2014.
Dr. Wochnik holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Aston University, UK. His research focuses on German foreign policy, in the past vis-à-vis Poland and the Western Balkans. He was a Harry & Helen Gray/AICGS Reconciliation Fellow in the summer of 2012; a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Postdoctoral Researcher at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo in 2014; and more recently a Research Fellow at Manchester University, UK.
- with S. Bouzarovski and M. Bradshaw, “Making Territory through Infrastructure: the Governance of Natural Gas Transmission in Europe,” Geoforum, Vol. 64 (August 2015): 217-28.
- “Non-State Actors, Political Opportunity Structures and Foreign Relations: The Case of Germany’s Federation of Expellees and the ‘Foundation Flight, Expulsion and Reconciliation,‘” German Politics, Vol. 23:3 (2014): 213-30.
- with J. Obradovic-Wochnik, “Invalid Ballots and the ‘Crisis of Representative Democracy’: Reinventing Protest at the 2012 Serbian Elections,” East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 28:4 (2014): 808-35.
- with J. Obradovic-Wochnik, “Europeanising the Kosovo question? Serbia’s Kosovo policies in the context of EU Integration,” West European Politics, Vol. 35:5 (2012): 1158-81.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)