Tobias Hecht

Bundeswehr Center for Public Affairs

Dr. Tobias Hecht was a DAAD/AGI Fellow from August to October 2012 when he conducted research for his dissertation on “The U.S. Position on NATO Enlargement. Strategy, Pragmatism, and World Order after the East-West Antagonism” (published January 2015). Tobias Hecht studied North American Studies, Political Science, and International Law at the Universities of Bonn and Southern Mississippi. He worked for the German Atlantic Association, the University of Bonn, and Transparency International Germany. Since September 2015, Tobias Hecht has been research fellow at the Bundeswehr Center for Public Affairs. His research interests include foreign and security policy and transatlantic relations.

Recent Content


Reaching a New Normalcy? Germany’s “New Responsibility” in Security Affairs

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From Consolidation to Globalization: The Changing Nature of NATO Partnerships

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Germany and its American Nukes

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