Expert Profile

Colonel (GS) Stefan Hinz
Position(s) Senior Programme Advisor, Regional Perspectives

Colonel (GS) Stefan Hinz is seconded from the German Armed Forces. He is an Air Force Officer with a background in Extended Integrated Air Defence (EIAD), having been trained in air surveillance, fighter and surface-to-air-missile control from 1987 until 1995. His latest position was serving as Head of Branch International Relations and Arms Control in the staff of the Chief of the German Air Force Berlin.

Before that he was appointed twice as a Commander in his service, first of the NATO Control & Reporting Centre (CRC), Garrison Messstetten and then of I. Division GAF Officer School (Fuerstenfeldbruck). From 2002 to 2007, he worked mainly in the field of German military politics, first as Assistant Head of EU/ESDP Branch MOD Berlin and, during the German EU Presidency in 2007, as Assistant Head of ESDP Division, working fully integrated in the Federal Foreign Office (FFO, Auswaertiges Amt), Berlin. During his time in the FFO he had a focus on EU missions in Africa and on security sector reform in general.

Stefan holds a diploma in Commerce (Dipl-Kfm univ) and was decorated with the Bronze Cross of Honour of the Bundeswehr. He is an alumnus of the NATO Defense College in Rome (Senior Course 111) and has successfully completed the 40th Air Force General Staff Course and many other training courses. Recently he joined the Masters Programme in Governance at the Fernuniversität Hagen. He is a German national, speaks fluent German and English, has good knowledge of French and some basic knowledge of Italian and Dutch.



"Ist der INF-Vertrag noch zu retten? – Eine Bestandsaufnahme", - October 2017

"Can the INF Treaty still be saved? A pessimistic assessment on the occasion of its upcoming 30th anniversary", - English version - September 2017

"Le Traité FNI peut-il encore être sauvé ? Un bilan pessimiste dressé à la veille du 30e anniversaire", version française - September 2017

"Ist der INF-Vertrag noch zu retten? Eine pessimistische Bestandsaufnahme zum nahenden 30. Geburtstag", Russian version - September 2017

"Nukleares Wettrüsten? - Zur Krise des INF-Vertrages im globalen Kontext", Allgemeine Schweizerische Militärzeitschrift - August 2016

"L'Europe assiste-t-elle à une nouvelle course aux armements nucléaires? Réflexions sur la crise du Traité FNI dans le contexte global", version française - August 2016

"The Crisis of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty in the Global Context", GCSP Geneva Paper – Research Series n°16, December 2015

"La crise du Traité FNI dans le contexte global", version française - December 2015

"Zur Krise des INF-Vertrages im globalen Kontext", Behörden Spiegel, Nr. 145, 27 November 2015

"Alles ist relativ ....-  auch die universellen Menschenrechte? Zu den Hintergründen einer aktuellen Diskussion", S. 120-152 in: Analysen und Perspektiven. Studien zu Staat, Politik und Gesellschaft, Hg. Uwe Hartmann, Bremen 1999

"Strategische Raketenabwerhr - stabilitätsfördernd?" A llgemeine Schweizerische Militärzeitschrift, October 2018

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