Frederic is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. Parallel to that he is pursuing a PhD at King’s College London, analysing German-Israeli intelligence cooperation. Frederic holds Master’s degrees in law from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, in international relations from the University of Saint Andrews, and in War Studies from King’s College London. He is a graduate of the International Security and Intelligence Programme at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.
Frederic is a staff officer (res.) in the German Navy and held command in the naval infantry. He served in operational and analytical positions including the German MoD, the Federal College for Security Studies, as liaison officer on board USS Cole, and as member of a NATO-led multinational Military Advisory Team in the Balkans. Based in Kenya, Frederic worked for the UNODC Counter Piracy Programme, where his responsibilities in the maritime piracy context involved missions to Somalia and elsewhere in the Western Indian Ocean.
Frederic has published, edited and reviewed security related work. He is a member of the editorial board of the University of Saint Andrews’ Journal of Terrorism Research. He gave evidence and has lectured at various political and academic institutions, including the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Universities of Cambridge, Aberdeen, Saint Andrews and Heidelberg, and the US Naval War College. He is a faculty member of the Joint Operations Department of the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, and was a Visiting Fellow to the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. Frederic is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
His general research interests involve foreign and defence policy, military strategy, and intelligence.