Non-Resident Fellow in Gulf Security
PhD Political Science
Dr. Christian Koch is the Director of the Gulf Research Center Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Koch’s work and research interest combines the analysis of the GCC states on pertinent foreign and security issues with a particular interest in GCC-EU Relations. He is particularly interested in better understanding the dynamics driving regional security issues in the critical Gulf region and promoting aspects of cooperative security among regional and international actors. In this context, he co-authored a piece on Establishing a Regional Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Gulf Region in 2015. His is the author/editor of nine books as well as numerous chapter contributions and journal articles. He regularly comments for and ppears in the international media including the Financial Times, Handelsblatt, die Süddeutsche Zeitung, Jane’s Sentinel, BBC, Deutsche Welle and Al-Arabiyya television.