Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign and Security Policy

ATASP (Germany)

The Center focuses on theory-guided empirical research of trans- and international relations. The issue areas addressed by the various members of staff and fellows cover global governance, German foreign policy, European security, and transatlantic relations. The Center is part of the Institute for Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2001 Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse heads the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, which was founded in 1986 as the Center for Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy by Prof. Dr. Helga Haftendorn. The Center’s outreach goes far beyond the FU and Berlin area due to its public events, expert seminars, the incorporation of foreign students and visiting scholars as well as its staff’s and fellows’ activities at international conferences and within international research projects and networks.

Contact information

Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign and Security Policy – ATASP

Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science
Freie Universität Berlin
Ihnestraße 22,
D-14195 Berlin

Tel: +49(0) 30 838 55527
Fax: +49(0) 30 838 54160

The team

Contacts Resume Speciality
Alexandros Tokhi
PhD Candidate
Tel: +49(0) 30 40529027
Alexandros Tokhi is a PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies. His work deals with pattern of WMD nonproliferation treaty commitments and compliance. After his undergraduate studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Sciences Po Paris, Alexandros focused on the Iranian nuclear crisis and soon extended his work to cover the Middle Eastern proliferation phenomenon.
  • International Relations Theory
  • WMD Proliferation
  • Middle East
  • Commitment and Treaty Compliance
  • Security Institutions