Dr. Matthias Dembinski is senior research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). He received his Ph.D. from the Goethe University Frankfurt, where he lectures on European security policy. Before joining PRIF in 1997, he has been a research fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and at the Center for Science and International Affairs of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Since 2009 he has been serving as a member of PRIF’s executive board. His research focuses, inter alia, on the EU’s foreign and security policy, on transatlantic and European security relations, and on (humanitarian) military interventions. Matthias Dembinski has published extensively in academic journals such as International Interactions and the European Journal of International Relations.