Ulf Michael Steindl, M.A., M.A.I.S.

AIES Research Fellow

Ulf Steindl has been a Research Fellow at the Austria Institute for European and Security Policy since May 2022. He is primarily concerned with the instruments of the CSDP and the role of the EU as a geopolitical actor, as well as other issues of European security policy and the positioning of EU member states. Furthermore, Mr. Steindl conducts research on the broader region of East Asia, specifically concerning issues of geostrategy, defence industrial policy, and defence innovation in China, Japan, and South Korea.

Ulf Steindl completed his Bachelor's degrees in Geography and Political Science, and the Master programme East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. He earned the Master of Advanced International Studies (M.A.I.S) from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. As part of these studies, he spent semesters abroad in Vietnam and South Korea, as well as several months in China. During the Austrian EU Council Presidency 2018, Mr Steindl supported the Department of Science, Research and Development of the Federal Ministry of Defence as an administrative trainee, among other things in the negotiations on the European Defence Fund.