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Winrich Kühne

Steven Muller Professor


Founding director of the German Center for International Peace Operations (ZiF) in Berlin; former deputy director of the German Research Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); consultant to the Association of European Parliamentarians (AWEPA); member of the international advisory group to the U.N. Peacekeeping Lessons-Learned Unit; senior adviser to the former EU Crisis Prevention Network; member of the United Nations and Civilian Crisis Prevention Advisory Groups of the German Foreign Office; member of the editorial boards of the Journal of International Peacekeeping and Global Governance; election observer in Malawi (1993), South Africa (1994), Mozambique (1994), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2010), among other places; recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany); PhD, international law, University of Munich.

Publications: "West Africa and the Sahel in the Grip of Organized Crime and International Terrorism," in ZIF/SAIS Policy Paper (August 2013); "The Role of Elections in Emerging Democracies and Post-Conflict Countries: Key Issues, Lessons Learned and Dilemmas," published by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (2010); "Peace Operations and Peacebuilding - Key Political, Military, Police and Doctrinal Issue," in International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts(2010); "From Cold War Blue Helmets to Multi-Dimensional Peace Support Operations," in Peacebuilding: A Field Perspective (2000); "Kriege und Konfliktursachen im subsaharischen Afrika," in Jahrbuch Dritte Welt (1999).





  • Balkans
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa


  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Crisis Management
  • Economic Development
  • Human Rights and Democracy
  • Nation-building and Democratization
  • Peacekeeping
  • United Nations


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