Prof. Dr. Heinz Gärtner is lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and at Danube University. He was the academic director of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs until 2016. He held a Fulbright Fellowship as well as the Visiting Austrian Chair at Stanford University where he had further visiting fellowships. He is editor of the book series “Internationale Sicherheit” (International Security, Peter-Lang Publisher). Prof. Gärtner chairs the advisory board Strategy and Security of the Austrian Armed Forces. Among others, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Peace in Vienna. He is an expert for EU and Euratom programmes of the European Commission and member of the Panel for Austrian Fulbright Students. Heinz Gärtner received the Bruno Kreisky (legendary former Austrian Chancellor) “Award for Most Outstanding Political Book”.