Dominik Tolksdorf

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf

Senior Associate Researcher

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Dominik Tolksdorf has joined the IES in November 2011 as a member of the research cluster “EU foreign and security policy”. His research focus is on the European Union's external policies (particularly EU accession, neighbourhood, and crisis management policies), political developments in the post-Soviet states, the Balkans and Turkey, global governance issues, and international peace-building activities.

Dominik works as a consultant for the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Global Governance Institute/European Parliament and was a Transatlantic Post-doctoral Fellow for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI) in Paris, and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C (2012-2014). Previously Dominik worked as an adjunct professor at Vesalius College at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2011-2012), as a research fellow at the Center for Applied Policy Research at the University of Munich (2006-2009), and as a visiting fellow at the European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUPM), the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), and interned with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the European Commission.

Dominik holds a MSc in European Politics, Law and Economics from the University of Turku (Finland) and a PhD in Political Science from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

Activities

IES Policy forum "The Role and achievements of EU Special Representatives in EU foreign policy" (15 June 2012)

Instructor in the inter-university "Summer School on European Policy-making" and in the University of Southern California (USC) Brussels Program "Contemporary Issues in European Foreign and Security Policy"

Books

  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2012. Die EU und Bosnien-Herzegowina: Außenpolitik auf der Suche nach Kohärenz, Baden-Baden: Nomos. Link

Chapters

  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2016. The 2014 Parliamentary Election in Moldova: Tense Calm amidst Regional Instability, in Claes, Jonas (ed), Braving Troubled Elections: The Impact of Prevention, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press (forthcoming 2016).
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. EU Diplomacy at the Individual Level: The Role and Impact of the EU Special Representatives, in Koops, Joachim & Macaj, Gjovalin (eds), The EU as a Diplomatic Actor, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 69-87.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. Le Partenariat oriental de l’Union européenne: Après la crise ukrainienne, in de Montbrial, Thierry & Moreau Defarges, Philippe (eds), Rapport annuel mondial sur le système économique et les stratégies (RAMSES) 2015: Le défi des émergents, Paris: Dunod, pp. 222-227.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. Police Reform and EU Conditionality, in Flessenkemper, Tobias & Helly, Damien (eds), Ten Years After: Lessons from the EU Police Mission in Bosnia 2002-2012, Paris: EU Institute for Security Studies, pp. 20-26. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2012. The European Union’s Role in the Western Balkans and the South Caucasus: Potential Obstacles in its Support for Reform Processes, in Bosold, David & Drulák, Petr & Hynek, Nikola (eds), Democratisation and Security in Central and Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet States, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 173-192. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2005. Prepared for New Challenges? The EU as Security Actor in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Liekis, Sarunas (ed), European Union and its New Neighborhood: Different Countries, Common Interests, Vol. 2., Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University Publishing House, pp. 214-233.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2004. Security in Kosovo: What the EU Can Learn, in Liekis, Sarunas (ed), European Union and its New Neighborhood: Different Countries, Common Interests, Vol. 1, Vilnius: Mykolas Romeris University Publishing House, pp. 107-123.

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2015. The European Union as a Mediator in Constitutional Reform Negotiations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Failure of Conditionality in the Context of Intransigent Local Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 401-421. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2015. Russia, the U.S. and the EU and the Conflicts in the Wider Black Sea Region: The Potential for Multilateral Solutions in the Wake of the Ukraine Conflict, Global Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 3. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. L’Union européenne au secours de l’Ukraine, Politique étrangère, 3, pp. 109-119.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. Die Bemühungen der Europäischen Union um eine Verfassungsreform in Bosnien und Herzegowina, Südosteuropa: Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft, 1, pp. 1-18.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. Incoherent Peacebuilding: The European Union’s Support for the Police Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2002 – 2008, International Peacekeeping, 1, pp. 56-73.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. EU Special Representatives: An Intergovernmental Tool in the Post-Lisbon Foreign Policy System, European Foreign Affairs Review, 4, pp. 471-486.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2012. Der Einsatz von Konditionalität durch die Europäische Union bei den Verhandlungen um eine Polizeireform in Bosnien-Herzegowina, Südosteuropa: Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft, 4, pp. 412-447.

Articles, Essays & Reviews

  • KOOPS, Joachim & TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2015. The European Union's Role in International Economic Fora: The IMF – Study for the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Brussels: European Parliament (Policy Department Economic and Scientific Policy). Link pdf
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2015. Die Parlamentswahlen in der Republik Moldau Ende November 2014: Frei aber nicht unbedingt fair, Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, 1, pp. 76-86.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. The Constitutional Process in Ukraine: Issues in Play, Washington: United States Institute of Peace. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. The EU, Russia and the Eastern Partnership: What Dynamics under the New German Government?, Paris: Institut français des relations internationals. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. UE, Russie et Partenariat Oriental: quelles dynamiques sous le nouveau gouvernment allemand, Paris: Institut français des relations internationals. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. ЕС, Россия и Восточное партнёрство: новая динамика отношений при новом правительстве в Германии?, Paris: Institut français des relations internationals. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. Die Östliche Partnerschaft nach dem Vilnius-Gipfel Ende November 2013: Zunehmende Konfrontation zwischen der Europäischen Union und Russland, Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, 6, pp. 70-84.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. Croatia on the Verge of Joining the European Union: Outlook after the Release of the Latest EU Monitoring Report, Washington, DC: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. The EU and the Western Balkans: Challenges for the Pre-Accession Process in 2013, Washington, DC: Atlantic Council. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2012. Transatlantische Zusammenarbeit in Bosnien-Herzegowina: Neue Initiativen für eine Verfassungsreform 2013, Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, 5/6, pp. 16-25.
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2012. Transatlantic Cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Question of Constitutional Reform, Washington, DC: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2012. The Role of EU Special Representatives in the Post-Lisbon Foreign Policy System: A Renaissance? Brussels: Institute for European Studies. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2011. Stuck between State- and Member State-Building Processes: The Difficulties of the European Union in Supporting the Europeanization of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Budapest: Central European University. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2011. Turkey through Belgian Eyes: The Belgian Debate on Turkey - First Quarter of 2011, Brussels: European Stability Initiative. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2010. Russia’s Response to the Eastern Partnership in the First Eighteen Months: From Opposition to Gradual Participation?, Warsaw: Centre for Eastern Studies. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2009. Die Rolle der Europäischen Union im westlichen Balkan und im südlichen Kaukasus: Welche Hindernisse bestehen bei der Unterstützung von Reformprozessen?, Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, 3, pp. 66-81.
  • SCHÄFFER, Sebastian & TOLKSDORF, Dominik (eds). 2009. The EU Member States and the Eastern Neighbourhood: From Composite to Consistent EU Foreign Policy?, Munich: Center for Applied Policy Research. Link
  • SCHÄFFER, Sebastian & TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2009. The Eastern Partnership: ‘ENP plus’ for Europe's Eastern Neighbours. Munich: Center for Applied Policy Research. Link
  • SCHÄFFER, Sebastian & TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2009. Dispute between Russia and Ukraine Settled? Strategies for the EU to Get Out of the Gas Trap, Munich: Center for Applied Policy Research. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2008. Kosovo Precedent: Applicable in many Parts of the World, but not directly in the South Caucasus, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, 3, pp. 103-107. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2008. Vor der EU-Mission: Spannungen zwischen Prishtina und Brüssel. Munich: Center for Applied Policy Research. Link
  • GARCíA-SCHMIFT, Armando & TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2007. Kosovo: What Next? The Cornerstones of a New EU Policy, Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2007. Implementing the Ahtisaari Proposal: The European Union's Future Role in Kosovo, Munich: Center for Applied Policy Research. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2007. The Western Balkans in the Wake of the Ahtisaari Proposal: Fields of Action on the Path Leading to EU Membership, Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation. Link

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2015. “Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga: No Bark or Bite by EU Leaders“, Huffington Post, 26 May 2015. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. "A Time of Opportunities", LILA Foundation Interactions, 16 June 2014. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik & GIENGER, Viola & TAYLOR, William B.. 2014. “To Hold Ukraine Together, it Needs to Pull Together”, CNN Global Public Square, 28 March 2014. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. “EU Association Agreement Opens New Discussion on Membership Prospect for Ukraine”, Huffington Post, 25 March 2014. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2014. "What the Association Agreement Means for Ukraine's Reform Agenda", Euractiv.com, 24 March 2014. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. “Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Russia Puts a Stick in the EU's Wheel”, Huffington Post, 29 November 2013. Link
  • TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. “Negotiations with Serbia Can Pull Neighbouring States into Accession Swirl”, Euractiv.com, 18 October 2013. Link
  • HECK, Charles & TOLKSDORF, Dominik. 2013. "Regime Change, EU Style", Huffington Post, 16 May 2013. Link