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Junior Professor Dr Andreas Lutsch

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Junior Professor Dr Andreas Lutsch

Lecturer at the Chair of Military History


Hochschule des Bundes für öffentliche Verwaltung
Postfach 40527
100063 Berlin


consulting hours
by appointment


Since 2019     Professor of Intelligence Analysis (W1, tenure track after W2) in the BND department of the Federal University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration, Berlin

Since 2021     Lectureship (winter semester) as visiting professor at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

2014-2019      Research assistant to Prof Dr Peter Hoeres, Chair of Modern History, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

2015-2017      Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

2015                 Doctorate summa cum laude, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

2009-2014     Research assistant to Prof. Dr Andreas Rödder, Chair of Modern History, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

2004-2009     Studies of History, Political Science and Public Law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and University of Glasgow

Scholarships and fellowships:
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, DAAD, Stanton Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Society of Historians for American Foreign Relations.

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Research interests

  • Problems, concepts and methods of intelligence analysis in the past and present (focus on strategic foreign intelligence)
  • History and current problems of the nuclear world order

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  • Westbindung oder Gleichgewicht? Die nukleare Sicherheitspolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zwischen Atomwaffensperrvertrag und NATO-Doppelbeschluss. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020 (Sicherheitspolitik und Streitkräfte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Bd. 14).

Anthology (in preparation)

  • Mit Jörg Echternkamp, Dominik Geppert und Holger Löttel (Hg.), The German Nuclear Question. An International History, 1955-1963.

Articles in

  • Historische Zeitschrift
  • International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
  • Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift
  • Rivista italiana di storia internazionale
  • SIRIUS – Zeitschrift für strategische Studien

Contributions to several anthologies, including:

  • Mit Ulrich Schlie, „’We Never Plan for the Worst Case’ – Considering the Case of Germany,” in: Christoph Meyer, Michael S. Goodman, Aviva Guttmann, Nikki Ikani und Eva Michaels (Hg.), Estimative Intelligence in European Foreign Policymaking. Learning Lessons from an Era of Surprise (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022), 190-219.
  • „Exploring the Knowledge of U.S. Strategic Intelligence During the Cold War,” in: Rüdiger Bergien, Deborah Gerstenberger und Constantin Goschler (Hg.), Intelligence Agencies, Technology and Knowledge Production: Data Processing and Information Transfer in Secret Services during the Cold War (London: Routledge, 2022), 65-84.
  • „From Bonn to Valhalla? West German Nuclear Ambitions, France, and U.S. Nuclear Assistance, 1960-1963,” in: Frédéric Gloriant und Nicholas Badalassi (Hg.), The Franco-German Duo and Nuclear Deterrence. Quarrels and Convergences during the Cold War and Beyond (Oxford; New York: Berghahn Books, 2022), 61-89.

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