Christian Bueger


10 years of progressive experience in technical research and policy analysis, writing, lessons learned, advising diplomatic processes, organizing international conferences, and as a moderator and speaker at high-level events.

I welcome inquiries for consultancy work or speaking engagements in my areas of expertise: maritime security, 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 ’17 Exercise of the Pakistani Navy (2017).
  • 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) ; G7 High Level Meeting on Maritime Security (2015); Pacific Island Forum Regional Security Information Sharing Workshop (2018); Meeting of Djibouti Code of Conduct (2018), FishCrime Symposium (2018).
  • Industry Conferences: Transport Security Expo (2012, 2013); BIMCO Maritime Security Seminar (2016, 2018).
  • Professional Training: Course on Maritime Security, European Security and Defense College (2014, 2015).

Experience as advisor, 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 process, facilitator at workshop (2018).
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany, advisor on maritime security to G7 presidency in preperation 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


Available upon request.