Christian Bueger


I have 10+ years of progressive experience in technical research and policy analysis, writing, lessons learned, best practice development, advising diplomatic processes, organizing international conferences, as moderator, facilitator and speaker at high-level events as well as a trainer.

I welcome inquiries for consultancy and training work or speaking engagements in my areas of expertise: maritime security governance, capacity building, maritime domain awareness, maritime security strategy, naval engagement and strategy, counter-piracy operations, security and risk analysis, African security and the political dynamics in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific region.

Experience in leading larger policy projects

Lessons Learned Project of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia,

project leader, funded by U.S. Department of State and supported by the EU European External Action Service, core output: Documentation of lessons learned in the campaign against piracy off the coast of Somalia.

SAFESEAS. A study of maritime security capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean,

project leader, funded by British Academy, core outputs: High-Level Symposium, best practice toolkit, policy report on maritime domain awareness.

Recent speaking engagements

  • Naval Conferences: Galle Dialogue of the Sri Lanka Navy (2015, 2018); Goa Enclave of the Indian Naval War College (2017); Aman Exercise of the Pakistani Navy (2017, 2019).
  • Diplomatic Events: Conference “Securing State Recovery: Sustaining Momentum at Sea, Confronting Instability on Land”, Dubai (2014); NATO Operations Policy Committee (2015); Plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) ; G7 High Level Meeting on Maritime Security (2015); Pacific Island Forum Regional Security Information Sharing Workshop (2018); High Level Meeting of Djibouti Code of Conduct (2018, 2019), FishCrime Symposium (2018).
  • Industry Conferences: Transport Security Expo (2012, 2013); BIMCO Maritime Security Seminar (2016, 2018), MAST Northern Coasts (2019).

Experience as adviser, facilitator, and reviewer 

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Seychelles, advisor to the chairmanship of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS, 2016-2017); advisor to the Seychelles Maritime Security Strategy Working Group (2017-2018).
  • International Maritime Organisation, support for the Djibouti Code of Conduct, facilitator at workshop (2018).
  • UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Global Maritime Crime Programme, drafting of guidelines on submarine cable protection (2019), review of environmental crime at sea (2019).
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany, adviser on maritime security to G7 presidency in preparation of High Level Panel on Maritime Security (2015).
  • European Commission, technical reviewer of FP7 project IPATCH on maritime domain awareness (2015-2017).
  • Framework International, technical reviewer of EU maritime security capacity building project (2016).
  • European Report on Development, research assistant (2009).

Examples of Policy Writing

Experience in Training

  • Institute for Security Governance, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Monterey, California, Trainer, Course on ‘Civil-Military Approaches to Maritime Security’ (2019).
  • UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Global Maritime Crime Programme, Trainer, Modules on environmental crime, maritime security governance, and strategy, Staff Training Course (2009).
  • European Security and Defense College, Rome, Trainer, Course on Maritime Security (2013, 2014).


Available upon request.