Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder

Associate Fellow at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS)

Senior Researcher at Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC)


E-Mail: aheinem@uni-bonn.de

Phone: +49 (0) 228 / 911 96 74

Römerstraße 164
53117 Bonn
Raum 3.006


Andreas Heinemann-Grüder is a senior fellow at CASSIS, adjunct professor of political science at the University of Bonn and senior research at Bonn International Center for Conversion. His research focuses on politics and conflicts in the post-Soviet space, comparative federalism, the resurgence of authoritarianism, and violent political crises with irregular armed groups.
Previously, he has taught at the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, Duke University in North Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Cologne. Heinemann-Grüder has given policy advice to the German Chancellery, Federal Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Economic Cooperation and the Ministry of Defense, as well as the German Parliament, the European Parliament, OSCE, NATO, and the EU Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe. Among others, he has conducted field research in the Baltic States, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Columbia, India, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Russia, the Philippines, South Sudan, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Heinemann-Grüder studied history, political science and German literature at the Free University of Berlin and joined a post-graduate program at Lomonossov University in Moscow. He earned his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin in 1989 and his habilitation at Humboldt University in 1999. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the German Government for Civil Conflict Prevention and Peace Promotion. 

Research Focus

Politics and Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space | Comparative Federalism | Resurgence of Authoritarianism | Violent political Crises with irregular armed Groups

Research Projects



Current Media Contributions
Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder in an interview with Ö1-Mittagsjournal

CASSIS Fellow Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder in an interview with Ö1-Mittagsjournal on the Russian Wagner Group.

Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder as an expert in the Spiegel documentary on the murder of Maxim Kusminov

CASSIS Fellow Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder, a renowned expert on Russia, puts the events surrounding the murder of Maxim Kusminov in Villajoyosa, Spain, into perspective.

Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder in an interview on the election in Russia

CASSIS Fellow Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder talks about the presidential election in Russia and its significance for domestic and foreign policy in an interview with Phoenix.

How Russia is influencing critical infrastructure, IT networks and social media

CASSIS Fellow Prof. Dr. Heinemann-Grüder explains the Russian strategy of hybrid warfare at web.de.

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