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

AIES Research Fellow


Ulf Steindl has been a Research Fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy since May 2022. His work focuses on issues related to the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), EU-NATO cooperation, and the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB). He also focuses on the political-military perspective of current crises, such as Russia's war against Ukraine. Additionally, Ulf's expertise extends to the East Asia region, particularly in geostrategy, defence industry, and defence innovation in China, Japan, and South Korea.

Ulf earned his Bachelor's degrees in Geography and Political Science and a Master's degree in East Asian Economy and Society from the University of Vienna. He also completed a Master of Advanced International Studies (M.A.I.S.) at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. His academic journey included semesters abroad in Vietnam and South Korea, as well as several months in China. In 2018, during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Ulf contributed to the Department of Science, Research and Development at the Federal Ministry of Defence, particularly in negotiations on the European Defence Fund.