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Dieter Dettke

Security policy specialist and former Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Washington, D.C.

Dieter Dettke is the author of “Allianz im Wandel,” a German-language book on European-U.S. Relations, as well as of “Germany Says No,” a publication of the Woodrow Wilson Center and John’s Hopkin’s University Press on the Iraq War and the future of German Foreign and Security Policy.

He has written numerous articles and book chapters on German, European and U.S. foreign and security policy, including a biographical essay on Henry Kissinger as U.S. Secretary of State.

Mr. Dettke served as the Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Washington, D.C., from 1985 to 2006 and taught courses on the “Politics of European Security” at Georgetown University.

He started his professional career in Bonn, Germany, as Research Fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations, and served as Foreign Policy and Security Advisor of the SPD-Parliamentary Group of the German Bundestag.

He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Bonn, the University of Strasbourg, France and the Otto Suhr Institute of the Free University of Berlin.

He was a Fulbright Scholar in the United States at the University of Washington in Seattle, a Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. and a Senior Fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Articles by Dieter Dettke

Germany and a European Nuclear Deterrence Capability

German caution and hesitancy are mostly to blame for the lack of progress in developing a European nuclear deterrent. This must change.

March 21, 2024