Florian Wätzel

Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University

Florian Wätzel was an AICGS-GMF Situation Room Fellow in January-February 2018.

Florian Wätzel is a researcher at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University, where he focuses on security affairs in the Middle East. Previously, he served as an analyst for a political risk consultant firm, supporting projects in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for clients from business, and the governmental and NGO sectors.

Florian Wätzel studied political science at Universities in Kiel and Copenhagen, and Arabic language in Damascus and Sana’a. He is currently working on a PhD project on the organizational dynamics of Jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.

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Christian Patz, Florian Wätzel, AGSR Fellows

AICGS is pleased to welcome Christian Patz and Florian Wätzel as AICGS/GMF Fellows with the American-German Situation Room in Washington, DC, in January-February 2018. Christian Patz is a researcher and …