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Karsten Voigt

Former German-American coordinator in the Federal Foreign Office, Former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Karsten D. Voigt is a former member of the German Bundestag and served as the Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation at the Foreign Office of Germany from 1999 to 2010. He also served as Vice-President (1992-1994) and then President (1994-1996) of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO.

From 1976 to 1998, he was a member of the German Bundestag, where he served as Foreign Policy Speaker of the Socialdemocratic fraction from 1983 to 1998. For many years he was Chairman of the German-Soviet, and later the German-Russian parliamentary group.

Voigt is a board member of Aspen Germany and a Senior Associate fellow and member of the presidium of the German Council on Foreign Policy.

Content by Karsten Voigt


Conflicting geostrategic concepts for Europe’s security

Mr Karsten Voigt, former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, discusses the evolution of the European security order and Russia’s role in it, and offers his thoughts on why new policy concepts addressing today’s challenges should be developed.

6 April 2017 | Karsten Voigt
Euro-Atlantic Security