Professor Dr Joachim Krause is Director of the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) and Chairman of the Foundation Wissenschaft und Demokratie. Until recently, he was full-time Professor of International Relations at the University of Kiel, a position he has held since 2001. Other positions of note include Chairman of the German Council on Foreign Relations’ scientific council, and executive board member at the Aspen Institute Germany (2009–15). Previously he was Deputy Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Research Fellow at the Research Institute for International Affairs of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Ebenhausen near Munich. Between 2002 and 2003 he was Steven Muller Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (Bologna Campus). His research interests include international security, nuclear proliferation, maritime security, the study of terrorism and radicalization, the rise of great powers, and German foreign and security policy.