Christian Bueger

Expert Network Expert of the Month – October 2016 Event Attendee Contributor

Christian Bueger is Reader in International Relations at Cardiff University. He is a specialist in maritime security and international governance. His current research is focussed on maritime security and contemporary maritime piracy with a focus on the Western Indian Ocean. He studies in particular the capacity building projects of the EU in the field of maritime security in Eastern Africa launched since 2010 (including MARSIC, EUCAP Nestor, CRIMARIO, and MASE). He is also one of the lead investigators of the Lessons Learned Project of the Contact Group on piracy off the Coast of Somalia (see He has published over 60 articles and book chapters, including in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, Contemporary Security policy or International Political Sociology. Further information is available at

Articles Authored

Developing and Securing Africa’s seas: How the EU should support good ocean governance after the Lome summit (1 October 2016) - In the last decade, the strategic importance of the oceans has been quite fundamentally re-evaluated.