The Austrian Institute for International Affairs is an independent, non-profit research center. The oiip was the first Institute in Austria to focus on globalization, European integration, comprehensive security, and on the comparative study of international affairs. Established in 1978 by the then Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, the Institute has advised on public policy, conducted primary scientific research, supported the international academic exchange, and played a key role in hosting international conferences and as a venue for second track-diplomacy. Members of the Institute publish widely, are consulted by the government, and regularly feature in the national media. The Institute maintains a number of publications, and works closely with other national and international research institutions.
The oiip represents Austria in a number of international associations, and enjoys bilateral contacts with over three-dozen international research Institutes.
|Mag. Hakan Akbulut|
|Hakan Akbulut has been a fellow with the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) and a lecturer with the University of Vienna since 2009. Recently, he has also joined the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation as a Research Assistant. His main areas of research include Turkish foreign and security policy, nuclear (non)proliferation & disarmament and the Cyprus conflict. He is author to a book and a number of articles. His latest article titled “Regional Implications of a Nuclear Armed Iran – The Turkish Matrix” appeared in April 2011. Hakan Akbulut is a PhD candidate in Politics.|
|Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Gärtner|
|Heinz Gärtner is Professor at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, (OIIP) Vienna. Lecturer at the University of Vienna. Visiting fellowships and professorships at the Institute for East-West Security Studies, New York; University of Erlangen, Germany; St. Hugh’s College, Oxford; University of British Columbia; World Policy Institute, New York; University of New Haven; Stanford University.|
Heinz Gärtner has received international recognition for his work on European, international security, and arms control. Gärtner is also a frequent commentator on European and Austrian television, radio, and print media, including CNN Europe and the BBC. He also acts as a Special Adviser to the Austrian Ministry of Defense.
Most recent Book: Obama and the Bomb: The Vision of a World free of Nuclear Weapons (ed.), (Peter Lang publisher: Frankfurt-New York- Vienna; 2011).