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]



January – June 2024

Visiting researcher, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

May 2022 – October 2022

Visiting researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO), University of Greifswald

Since January 2019

Researcher, Institute of Political Science, HSU/UniBwH

June 2018 – December 2018

Researcher, Project “Multinational Capability Development”, HSU/UniBwH   

October 2017 – February 2018

Robert Schuman trainee, European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium)

2016 – 2017

M.A. European Studies, College of Europe in Natolin (Poland)

April – December 2016

Student assistant, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin

August 2014

International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) Latvia

April 2014 – August 2015

Student assistant, German Bundestag in Berlin

2013 – 2016

M.A. Political Science, University of Potsdam

September – December 2012

Exchange semester (Erasmus), University College Cork (Ireland)

2010 – 2013

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

Research interests

European defence cooperation

Alliances (EU/NATO)

Baltic Sea region


Total defence

Ongoing projects

2023 – 2025 “Prepared Together: Stronger Together” (funded by the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS), Project lead: Latvijas Universitāte. Press release

Selected publications

Alexandra M. Friede (2022): In defence of the Baltic Sea region: (non-)allied policy responses to the exogenous shock of the Ukraine crisis, European Security, 31(4), 517-539, 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. & 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.

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. DOI: 10.1177/2336825X20935245

Lazarou, E., Dobreva, Friede, A., Immenkamp, B., Perchoc, P., Pichon, E., Zamfir, I. (2018): Peace and Security in 2018. Overview of EU Action and Outlook for the Future, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). PDF

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

Friede, Alexandra M. (2017): The Human Dimension of 21st century Diplomacy. Individual Perceptions of Change and Continuity within the German Federal Foreign Office, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). PDF

Selected presentations

Friede, Alexandra M.: “Security, first of all, begins at home”: how Finland, Latvia, and Germany prepare “ordinary people” for crises, Workshop “Innovation et défense: Les conditions sociales de la circulation des savoir-faire militaires et civils” at Sorbonne University, October 2023 (Paris, France).

Friede, Alexandra M.: The role of citizens within “total defence” arrangements: a comparison of Finland, Latvia and Germany, Workshop “Life in a permanent state of crisis” at EISA’s 10th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) at University of Amsterdam, July 2023 (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Friede, Alexandra M.: Germanys contribution to Baltic Sea security, Workshop “Seizing the crisis moment? Germany’s changing security role in the Baltic states” at Vilnius University, November 2022 (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Friede, Alexandra M.: “Don’t be lazy and indifferent, get involved!” – what Baltic Sea states expect from citizens during crises (and vice versa), Lecture Series “Interdisciplinary approaches to the Baltic Sea region” at University of Greifswald, October 2022 (Greifswald, Germany).

Friede, Alexandra M.: (Un)changing security governance in the Baltic Sea region post-2014, Maritime conference “Dreizack” at the Chair of International Politics at University of Rostock, September 2020 (Rostock, Germany).

Friede, Alexandra M.: The deterrent effect of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence, Workshop organised by the Baltic Sea Security Initiative (BSSI) and the Institute of Central Europe, January 2020 (Lublin, Poland).

Friede, Alexandra M.: Potentials and limits of defence cooperation in the Baltic Sea region post-2014, Workshop organised by the Baltic Sea Security Initiative (BSSI) and BW Consulting, October 2019 (Berlin, Germany).

Friede, Alexandra M.: (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). 


Research skills (Seminar)

Academic writing (Tutorial)

Voluntary work

2021 – 2024 Representative of early-career researchers at the faculty council for economics and social sciences, HSU/UniBwH


German Political Science Association (DVPW)

Women In International Security (WIIS)

European International Studies Association (EISA)


Letzte Änderung: 22. January 2024