Liana Fix was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow from October to December 2015. She is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) with a special focus on Germany’s role in Europe, Russian foreign policy, and the South Caucasus. Previously, she was affiliated with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). In 2012/2013, she was a Mercator Fellow in International Affairs, working on European and transatlantic policy toward Russia at the German Foreign Office, the Carnegie Moscow Center, and the EU Delegation in Georgia. Ms. Fix holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a member of Woman in International Security (WIIS.de).
During her fellowship, Liana Fix analyzed German leadership in Europe toward Russia from a transatlantic perspective. As the Ukraine crisis has shown, Germany can emerge not only as the European, but also the transatlantic leader in policy toward Russia. Germany’s leadership has become one of the most interesting trends in European politics, promising instructive insights about Germany’s future role in Europe and in the transatlantic relationship. In interviews with U.S. policymakers and experts, the project will look at expectations for Germany’s new European and Russia policy and explore ways in which the United States can benefit from a stronger German role in Europe.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)