Experts & Staff

Volker Stanzel

ECFR Alumni · Council Member & Former Senior Advisor to the Asia & China programme

Areas of expertise

International affairs and security policy; German foreign policy; Japanese history, politics and economics, Chinese history, politics and economics; EU relations with East Asia.


German, English, Chinese and Japanese


Stanzel is also a Council Member of ECFR, a member of the German-Japanese Forum, a Member of the Board of the Academic Confucius Institute at Goettingen University, and a Member of the Board of the German-Japanese Industrial Cooperation Committee in Dusseldorf.

Volker Stanzel was a Senior Adviser at ECFR from 2014 to 2017




In the media

Volker Stanzel on the North Korea crisis in Der Tagesspiegel

Volker Stanzel on Brexit possibly weakening the negotiating clout with Japan and China.

Volker Stanzel quoted in Le Courrier du Vietnam on the South China Sea arbitration. 

Volker Stanzel on the consequneces of violent attacks in Germany.

Volker Stanzel's article on the asynchrony of China's growth.