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 focus is on politico-military issues of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), EU-NATO cooperation and the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB). This also includes the politico-military perspective on current crises, such as the Russian war against Ukraine. In addition, Ulf focuses on the East Asia region, especially with regard to geostrategy, defence industry and innovation in China, Japan and South Korea.
Ulf completed his Bachelor's degree in Geography and Political Science and his Master's degree in East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. In addition, he completed the Master of Advanced International Studies (M.A.I.S.) at 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 Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018, Ulf supported the Department of Science, Research and Development of the Federal Ministry of Defence, among other things, in the negotiations on the European Defence Fund.