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Dr. Walter POSCH Senior Researcher, National Defence Academy, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, Vienna


1985-1986 compulsory military services, reserve officer
1986-1992 Turkish and Islamic Studies at Vienna University
1993-1994 Archival Research in Istanbul, studying Turkish and Persian manuscripts
1995-1999 PhD in Iranian Studies, Bamberg, Germany
2000-2001 Central Documentation, National Defence Academy (NDA), Vienna
2001-2004 Middle-East expert at the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, National Defence Academy (NDA); focussing on Iran, Iraq, Turkey and the Kurdish Issue, Vienna
2004-2009 Middle-East expert at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris; covering the same area
2010-2014 Middle-East expert focussing on Iran at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), deputy head of department