Andrea Rotter


Andrea Rotter heads the Foreign and Security Policy Division at the Academy for Politics and Current Affairs of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) in Munich, Germany. Her research focuses on transatlantic security cooperation as well as German and European security and defense policy. Her current research projects address the evolution of Germany’s strategic culture, the transformation of NATO in the wake of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, and the link between geopolitical rivalry and space security policy.

Prior to joining HSF, she was a researcher in the Americas Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin and taught at the Chair of International Politics and Transatlantic Relations at the University of Regensburg. In 2018, she was a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the American-German Institute (AGI) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. From 2018-2022, she was a member of the Young Leaders Program of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS), Berlin, and is an alumna of the International Visiting Leadership Program (U.S. Department of State) and the Manfred Wörner Seminar (GMF & German Federal Ministry of Defense). She is also a member of the extended board of WIIS (Women in International Security) Germany and heads the regional chapter in Munich.

Rotter holds a master’s degree in European-American Studies from the University of Regensburg and a bachelor’s degree in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau and Stirling, UK.

Recent Content


We Have Closed Our Eyes for Too Long

This article originally appeared in German in Fuldaer Zeitung on February 1, 2024. Europeans are anxiously watching the Republican primaries in the United States, hoping and looking for signs that …

AGI Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Foreign Policy Legacy?

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Germany and European Security: Ready to Leave the Comfort Zone Yet?

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Regulation in the Cybersphere: International and National Debates

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Moving Beyond Cyber Wars: A Transatlantic Dialogue

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Andrea Rotter, AGSR Fellow

AGI is pleased to welcome Andrea Rotter as an AGI/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in May and June 2018. In Germany, Ms. Rotter is a researcher …