Aylin Matlé, AGSR Fellow

AICGS is pleased to welcome Aylin Matlé as an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in March and April 2018.

Aylin Matlé is a research assistant for the Political Dialogue and Analysis division of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Berlin. She is currently working toward a PhD at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg on the role of the U.S. in NATO during the Obama presidency.

Before starting her PhD, Ms. Matlé worked as an academic assistant at the Chair of International Relations and European Politics at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, where she taught courses on transatlantic relations and international organizations. Ms. Matlé completed an MA in War Studies at King’s College London in 2014.

During her time in Washington, Aylin Matlé will focus on conducting expert interviews for her PhD project, which focuses on exploring the influence of the Obama administration (2011-26) on (national) NATO policies of selected European allies (Germany, Poland, and Turkey). Four events/spheres of activities will be examined in order to determine whether or not U.S. decisions impacted European allies: the Libya campaign in 2011; the pivot to Asia; crisis management toward Ukraine; and reassurance measures after the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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Aylin Matlé

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Aylin Matlé is an AICGS/GMF Fellow with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in March and April 2018. In Germany, Ms. Matlé is a research assistant for the Political Dialogue and Analysis division of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Berlin. She is currently working toward a PhD at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg on the role of the U.S. in NATO during the Obama presidency.

Before starting her PhD, Ms. Matlé worked as an academic assistant at the Chair of International Relations and European Politics at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, where she taught courses on transatlantic relations and international organizations. Ms. Matlé completed an MA in War Studies at King's College London in 2014.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Management and Governance from Zeppelin Universität, Friedrichshafen; her thesis addressed the impact of the 2011 Libya campaign on NATO. During the course of her studies, Ms. Matlé interned with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation at their offices in Berlin and in London, where she worked as a student assistant to the Coordinator for Foreign and Security Policy.

Aylin Matlé is a member of WIIS.de Germany and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts.