My career consists of twelve years of professional experience and ten years of academic background in the fields of security and defence policy as well as geopolitics.
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 best-selling author Nassim Taleb.
My work includes research, consulting, lectures, and publications on global and regional trends, future scenarios and geopolitical topics for clients from the public and private sector. I do organize closed-door and public workshops, expert meetings and discussions.
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 am also finishing PhD dissertation on the Role of External Actors in Eastern Europe (the case of Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan) at the University of Vienna.
I have developed a unique realpolitik approach based on systems thinking and geopolitics to follow significant global and regional trends and shifts of change in the Global System and I coined the term Dragonbear in international affairs.