Between September and October 2013, Dr. Antje Nötzold was a DAAD Research Fellow at AICGS. During her fellowship, Dr. Nötzold analyzed external influences on states’ decision to acquire nuclear weapons. This includes preferential approaches of interference and incentives, based on assumed motives and nuclear decision-making in states. Because political instruments are designed to address these assumed causes and intentions, varying perceptions of external actors might lead to contradictory political measures and create a dilemma for coherent non-proliferation efforts. Therefore, Dr. Nötzold’s project seeks to analyze how both the legitimacy of influencing and the pursued approach are perceived by different external actors and how this understanding can be applied to strengthening the non-proliferation regime and to developing a coherent answer to current challenges that arise from nuclear proliferation threats.
Dr. Nötzold is a Research Associate in the Department of International Relations at Chemnitz University of Technology. Additionally, she is a member of the Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Expert Advisory Group “European and South Mediterranean Actors – Partners in Conflict Prevention and Resolution,” and has participated in the Manfred Wörner Seminar, organized by the Federal Ministry of Defense and the German Marshall Fund.
Dr. Nötzold holds a PhD in Political Science from the Chemnitz University of Technology and a Magister degree with a double major in political science and business administration. In her dissertation, “The energy policy of the EU and the People’s Republic of China. Implications for European Supply Security,” published in 2011, she analyzed the characteristics of common EU and Chinese energy policies and their respective priorities. The dissertation also identified the interdependencies of both consumers through policies and markets with regard to securing supplies.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)