Dr. Marco Overhaus is a Senior Research Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. His main focus is on transatlantic defense cooperation as well as US defense policy in Europe and in the Persian Gulf region. From August 2015 to January 2016 he worked for the Policy Planning Staff and the North America Department in the German Foreign Office. There he was responsible, among other things, for the planning and implementation of a “strategy room” on transatlantic cooperation.
Previously, Marco Overhaus also worked as a transatlantic fellow for the RAND Corporation in Washington DC as well as for the French Institute for International Affairs (IFRI) in Paris. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Trier (dissertation on German security policy within NATO after reunification). Marco Overhaus studied Political Science/International Relations at the Universities of Potsdam, Germany, and California (UC San Diego).