Dr Tobias Fella is Researcher at the Berlin office of the IFSH. In the Berlin Office, he heads the trilateral Challenges to Deep Cuts project, which is funded by the German Foreign Office. Previously, he was a foreign and security policy advisor at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), project coordinator and research fellow at the Hertie School, and fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). In 2022, Tobias Fella held an ongoing series of lectures and workshops for the German Armed Forces on the political, military and economic aspects of the war in Ukraine. In the process, he prepared selected units for their deployment in Lithuania as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence. Tobias Fella holds a PhD in political science from the Humboldt University of Berlin, where he researched the idea of American decline in neoconservative thinking, and a Magister Artium in political science, history and law from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He is an alumnus of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

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Tobias Fella’s research focuses on arms control and global strategic stability under conditions of great power rivalry, conventional and nuclear deterrence, NATO-Russia relations, transatlantic security, and China’s nuclear build-up. His articles and commentaries have appeared in German and international media and magazines such as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and The National Interest.

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