Dr. Naila Maier-Knapp

Adjunct Research Fellow


Email: naila.maier-knapp(at)hotmail.com

Akademischer Werdegang

Akademischer Werdegang

  • 2001-2005 Studium der Wissenschaftlichen Politik und Geographie an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg auf Magister Artium
  • 2005-2007 Masterstudium im Fachbereich European Studies am National Centre for Research on Europe an der University of Canterbury in Neuseeland Abschlussarbeit: Prospect of the European Union to become a Military Community: Analysis of the Major Nation-State Actors’ Perspectives on the European Security and Defence Policy
  • 2008-2011 Promotionsstudium im Fachbereich European Studies am National Centre for Research on Europe an der University of Canterbury in Neuseeland mit erfolgreicher Verteidigung im Januar 2012 Abschlussarbeit: EU Actorness with and within Southeast Asia in Light of Non-Traditional Security Challenges
  • 2010-2012 Forschungsassistentin am Centre for Governance and Public Policy an der Griffith University in Australien
  • 2011-2013 Lehrassistentin an der School for Political Science and International Studies an der University of Queensland in Australien
  • 2014 Postdoktorandin an der University of Cambridge in England im Rahmen des FP7-geförderten SEATIDE Projekts
  • 2016 Lehrauftrag an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg im Rahmen des Global Studies Programms


  • EU-ASEAN Beziehungen
  • Nicht-traditionelle Sicherheit


Monographien und Buchbeiträge

  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. Southeast Asia and the European Union: non-traditional security crises and cooperation, 2015-2020. publisher tbc, forthcoming 2019.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. Southeast Asia and the European Union: non-traditional security crises and cooperation, 2009-2016. publisher tbc, forthcoming 2019.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila, “EU Unterstützung der ASEAN mit Hinblick auf die regionale Sicherheit Südostasiens: erweiteter Handlungsspielraum für die EU in Krisenzeiten?”, in Asiatischer Regionalismus im 21. Jahrhundert. Integrationsansätze im Vergleich eds. Jörn Dosch et al., Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2018, pages tbc.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Cross-Border Crises and Inter-Organisational Relations in the context of Multi-Level Governance”, Inter-Organisational Relations in International Security: Cooperation and Competition, edited by Stephen Aris et al., Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, pages tbc.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila and Jörn Dosch. “EU-ASEAN Relations: taking stock of a comprehensive inter-regional relationship between natural partners,“ Panorama, edited by Christian Echle et al., 125-137, Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, 2017.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. Southeast Asia and the European Union: non-traditional security crises and cooperation. Abingdon: Routledge, 2014.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “The EU and Non-Traditional Security in Southeast Asia.” In EU-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century, edited by Clara Portela and Daniel Novotny, 26-42. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Aufsätze (begutachtet)

  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “How the EU promotes Regional Security in Southeast Asia.” Occasional Paper Series: Southeast Asian Studies Issue 39 (2018).
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Institutionalisierung von Sicherheit in den EU-Südostasien Beziehungen: Transfer des institutionellen Nexus von Sicherheit und Entwicklung nach Südostasien?” ASIEN, Issue 145 (2017): 65-74.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Use and Utility of the Non-traditional Security Concept in the context of the South China Sea Arbitration.” European Journal of East Asian Studies Vol.16, Issue 2 (2017): 275-95.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “The EU as an Actor in Southeast Asia in the wake of the South China Sea Arbitration.” European Foreign Affairs Review Vol.22, Issue 4 (2017): 455-72.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Managing Cross-border Crises in Southeast Asia at Multiple Levels of Governance: Complementary or Competitive Institutional Developments at the National, ASEAN Regional and EU-ASEAN Inter-regional Levels?” Asia-Europe Institute Insights Vol.3, Issue 1 (2017): 4-17.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Relating Regional Crises and Political (In)Cohesion from an ASEAN and ASEAN-EU Perspective.” Regions and Cohesion, Vol.6, Issue 3 (2016): 93-105.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “The non-traditional security concept and the EU-ASEAN relationship against the backdrop of China’s rise.” The Pacific Review Vol.29, Issue 3 (2016): 411-430.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “The EU’s Role in Helping ASEAN Mitigate the Development Gap After 2015.” Thinking ASEAN, Issue 4 (2015): 2-4.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “AICHR in October 2015 – Change or Continuity in the Diplomatic Club?” Asia-Pacific Bulletin, No. 324, 2015.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Betwixt Droughts and Floods in 2011: flood management politics in Thailand.” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs Vol. 34, Issue 1 (2015): 57-83.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Regional Identity and Belonging: Australia’s Case in ASEM.” Monash University European and EU Centre Working Paper Series Issue 3 (2014). www.artsonline.monash.edu.au/europecentre/files/2012/08/MEEUC_WP2014_03-Maier-Knapp.pdf.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “The European Union as a Normative Actor and its External Relations with Southeast Asia.” Journal of Contemporary European Research Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2014): 221-235.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “The Case of the European Union Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Negotiations with Thailand.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2011): 1836-1803.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “A Friend in Need. A Friend in Deed? ASEAN-EU Interregionalism in the light of Non-Traditional Security Crises in Southeast Asia.” Austrian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2010): 76-100.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “ASEAN and EU Regional and Interregional Integrative Dynamics in the Case of Avian Influenza.” Asia Europe Journal Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2010): 541-554.

Ausgewählte Artikel in Zeitungen und Onlinemedien

  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “US-Thailand Relations steadily losing warmth?” PacNet Series, February 25, 2015. www.csis.org/publication/pacnet12a-us-thailand-relations-steadily-losing-warmth.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Are US-Thai Relations losing their warmth?” (www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/485361/are-us-thai-relations-losing-their-warmth), 28 February 2015, Bangkok Post newspaper opinion section.
  • Maier-Knapp, Naila. “Europe and Asia - Working Together on Non-traditional Security Challenges.” European Union External Affairs Review. www.global-europe.org/detail-articles.php?articles=0000000007.
  • Protection Gateway. “Pity the Children: Syria and the protection of children in armed conflict.” blog entry by Naila Maier-Knapp, September 30, 2012. www.protectiongateway.com/2012/09/30/pity-the-children-syria-and-the-protection-of-children-in-armed-conflict/.