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About me

My Background

I have eleven years of professional experience and seven years of academic background in the fields of foreign, security, and defence policy.

Currently, I am the Director of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna, Austria. I conduct Strategic Foresight and Trends Analysis for the Austrian Ministry of Defence and I am an instructor at the Real World Risk Institute (RWRI) led by Nassim Taleb.


My work includes research, consulting, lectures, and publications on global and regional trends and future scenarios for the public and private sector.


I am currently writing a book on the Dragonbear's (China and Russia) impact on global affairs based on systems thinking, strategic foresight, geopolitics, and geoeconomics. I also have developed an approach to follow significant global trends and shifts in the Global System. And I am finishing my dissertation on the role of external actors in Eastern Europe.

My portfolio

  • I apply systems thinking and strategic foresight.

  • I analyze Global System processes and structures, Global Order and the shifts of change.

  • I assess global trend developments and risks.

  • I provide an expertise on geopolitical and geoeconomic due diligence as well as systemic risks.

  • I organize, moderate and participate as a speaker in closed-door and public expert workshops, webinars and discussions for public and private clients.