Alexandra M. Friede, M.A.

Research Assistant at the Chair of Political Science, in particular Political Theory


Gebäude H1, Room 1364
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg

Telefon: +49-40-6541-3343
Fax: +49-40-6541-3370
Email: [email protected]


May 2022 – October 2022

Research stay, Interdisciplinary Research Centre Baltic Sea Region (IFZO), University of Greifswald

January 2019

Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary Research Network Maritime Security (iFMS), Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (HSU/UniBwH)

Juni 2018 – December 2018

Research Associate, Research Project “Status of Multinational Capabilities”, HSU/UniBwH

October 2017 – February 2018

Robert Schuman Trainee, European Parliament in Brussels,
European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

2016 – 2017

M.A. European Interdisciplinary Studies/European History,
College of Europe in (Warsaw, Poland)

Master’s Thesis on “Germany’s Strategic Culture in the 21st century. Crisis Management in Ukraine since Euromaidan (2013/14)” (16/very good).

April – December 2016

Student Assistant at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin,
Research Project „Diplomacy in the 21st Century“

2013 – 2016

M.A. Political Science, University of Potsdam (Germany)

Master’s Thesis on “Europe and the International Terrorism of the 21st century. Crisis Communication of European Governments after Terrorist Attacks” (1.5/very good)

September – December 2012

Term Abroad (Erasmus), University College Cork (Ireland)

2010 – 2013

B.A. Political Science/Ancient History, University of Rostock (Germany)

Research Interests

European Security and Defence Policy

Alliances (EU/NATO)

Baltic Sea Security

German Foreign, Security and Defence Policy Comprehensive Defence

Publications and Presentations

Friede, Alexandra M. (2022): In defence of the Baltic Sea region: (non-)allied policy responses to the exogenous shock of the Ukraine crisis, European Security, DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2022.2031990

Friede, Alexandra M. (2021): Review of “How High? The Future of European Naval Power and the High-End Challenge” by Jeremy Stöhs, Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, 14(2), 235-236. 

Friede, Alexandra M. (2021): Overcoming Different Threat Perceptions, in: Nikers, Olevs & Tabuns, Otto (eds.) “Baltic Sea Security. Regional and Sectoral Perspectives”, Jamestown Foundation, Washington DC, 73-76.

Friede, Alexandra M. & Schaal, Gary S. (2021): Germany’s Emergence as a Baltic Sea Security Provider, in: Nikers, Olevs & Tabuns, Otto (eds.) “Baltic Sea Security. Regional and Sectoral Perspectives”, Jamestown Foundation, Washington DC, 24-27.

Friede, Alexandra M. (Presentation): Crisis Prevention and Preparedness in the Baltic Sea region post-2014, Baltic Sea Security Conference organized by the Baltic Sea Security Initiative (BSSI) and the Latvian Political Science Association, December 2020 (Helsinki, Finland [online]).

Friede, Alexandra M. (Presentation): (Un)Changing Security Governance in the Baltic Sea Region post-2014, Maritime Conference “Dreizack” at the Chair of International Politics at the University of Rostock, September 2020. 

Baciu, Cornelia-Adriana & Friede, Alexandra M. (2020). Towards an alternative vision of power: a scenario-based analysis on the EU’s CFSP/CSDP in 2030, New Perspectives, 28(3), 398–412.

Friede, Alexandra M. (Presentation): The Deterrent Effect of the Enhanced Forward Presence, Recommendations Workshop organized by the Baltic Sea Security Initiative (BSSI) and the Institute of Central Europe, January 2020 (Lublin, Poland).

Friede, Alexandra M. & Strauß, Lena M. (Chair): French-German Defence Cooperation, Security Policy Seminar co-organized by Women in International Security (WIIS), December 2019 (Paris, France).

Friede, Alexandra M. (Presentation): Potentials and Limits of Defence Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region post-2014, Assessment Workshop organized by the Baltic Sea Security Initiative (BSSI) and BW Consulting, October 2019 (Berlin, Germany).

Friede, Alexandra M. (Presentation): (In)security Perceptions and Maritime Cooperation in the Baltic Sea region post-2014, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC) Annual Conference, June 2019 (Crete, Greece). 

Lazarou, E. et al.: Peace and Security in 2018. Overview of EU Action and Outlook for the Future,
European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), May 2018,

(available in English und French).

Lazarou, E. and Alexandra M. Friede: Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). Beyond Establishment, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), March 2018,

Perchoc, P. et al.: Religion and the EU’s External Policies. Increasing Engagement,
European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), December 2017,

(available in German, English and French).

Friede, Alexandra M.: The Human Dimension of 21st Century Diplomacy. Individual Perceptions of Change and Continuity within the German Federal Foreign Office,
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), February 2017, No6_Alexandra_Friede.pdf.


Research Methods and Techniques (Seminar)

Academic Writing (Tutorial)


German Political Science Association (GPSA)

Women In International Security (WIIS)

European Security and Defence College (ESDC)


Letzte Änderung: 20. April 2022