Robin Schroeder is Security Sector Reform Advisor at the German Federal Foreign Office’s Division for Conflict Prevention, Stabilisation and Peacebuilding and a PhD candidate at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University.
Robin Schroeder is Security Sector Reform Advisor at the German Federal Foreign Office’s Division for Conflict Prevention, Stabilisation and Peacebuilding. He is part of the GIZ Stabilisation Platform providing special expertise and operational support to the Federal Foreign Office’s engagements in conflict zones. Previously, he led a research group at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University working on subjects related to conflict analysis and international crisis management. From November 2016 to December 2017 he served as the Civil Advisor (CIVAD) to the German MINUSMA military contingent in Gao, Mali. In this function he represented the liaison element between the German MINUSMA forces, the UN Regional Office in Gao, and the German Embassy and advised on issues concerning the civil situational picture, local political processes, and the implementation of stabilisation projects in Northern Mali. Between 2011 and 2013 he evaluated the German whole-of-government approach in the context of NATO’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Defence. For more than a decade, Robin’s professional career revolves around matters related to stabilising conflict zones and civil-military cooperation. In this context he has advised the German Armed Forces, the Federal Ministry of Defence, the Federal Foreign Office, the United Nations, NATO and other organisations. Robin has published various articles and book chapters and is co-editor of a volume discussing Germany’s civil and military efforts to promote stability in North Afghanistan (“Stabilisierungseinsätze als gesamtstaatliche Herausforderung”, Nomos 2015). Robin Schroeder is an Army Reserve Officer in the German Armed Forces.