Lars Miethke

PhD Candidate

European Institute

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Lars is a PhD Candidate at the London School of Economics' European Institute with a focus on German & European foreign and defence policy. More specifically, his research focuses on nation-state sovereignty in relation to international defence cooperation and how government’s structure their national security strategies to maximise allied cooperation while protecting their core state powers. Lars is an alumni of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the Humboldt University Berlin. 

Research topic

Shared hard power: Nation-state sovereignty & operational defence capability integration in Europe

Academic Supervisors

Dr Spyros Economides and Dr Federica Bicchi


German Foreign and Defence Policy; European Security; Transatlantic Relations; Technology; US Foreign and Defence Policy