Oliver Thränert is head of think tank at the Center for Security Studies (CSS). He also is “Non-Resident Senior Fellowˮ at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik). Oliver Thränert studied Political Science, Modern History and Sociology and received his Doctorate from the Technical University of Braunschweig/Germany in 1986. From 1986 to 2001, Oliver Thränert served in the Research Institute of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Bonn (until 1999) and Berlin as a political analyst. In 2001, he joined the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)) in Berlin, where he chaired the Research Group for International Security from 2002 to 2008. In addition, he lectured at the TU Darmstadt (1990 to 1994) and the Free University Berlin (2002) and was a visiting scholar at Queen’s University in Kingston/Ontario (1991).
Oliver Thränert’s research interests include international arms control and disarmament; nonproliferation in the field of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; nuclear deterrence; and missile defenses.