Claudia Major is Senior Associate at the International Security Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin (SWP). Her research and publications focus on security and defence policy in Europe (EU and NATO), civilian and military capabilities, and German and French security and defence policy. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention at the German Federal Foreign Offi ce. Before joining SWP Claudia held positions at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, the German Council on Foreign Relations (Berlin), the EU Institute for Security Studies (Paris), and she lectured at Sciences Po Paris. Claudia holds a diploma from Sciences Po Paris and the Free University Berlin and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK).