Mr. Arne Schröer

Arne Schröer is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Sciences and graduate assistant lecturer in the Department of Governance and Political Science at Passau University. His areas of expertise include Security Policy, Energy Policy, European Integration, Transatlantic Relations, and the United Nations.

Mr. Schröer studied Political Science, Economics and American History at the University of Passau and holds a diploma degree in International Business and Anglo-American Cultural Studies. From 2006 to 2011, he worked as a research associate at the Chair for Political Science at Passau University. During that time Mr. Schröer also taught at Texas A&M University and the Lahore University of Management Sciences and was the Administrative Director of the Texas A&M Danube Summer Institute. Previously, he worked for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Hamburg and the German Engineer’s Association (VDI) in Brussels and was a visiting fellow in residence at AICGS in 2003.

During his DAAD/AICGS fellowship, Mr. Schröer conducted research on his dissertation that examines European energy security and the limits of the European integration process. His study investigates why a stronger growth of integration in the field of energy security has not happened despite compelling economic and geopolitical incentives and evaluate the implications of ‘limited integration’ of energy policy for the ability of the European Union to pursue its broader foreign policy goals. While at AICGS in November and December 2011, Mr. Schroer worked on a model to measure energy security and conducted interviews with Washington-based policy-makers and experts.

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European Energy Security: A New Pattern of External Stability and Internal Risks


This essay examines recent developments in European energy policy and analyzes improvements and shortcomings of energy security, primarily in the field of fossil fuels. It argues that Europe has successfully addressed some external energy security risks, the gravest problems of energy security currently originate inside Europe itself due to insufficient funding of necessary infrastructure projects.