PhD (Cantab), Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Christian Schultheiss is a Senior Research Fellow in the research group ENSURE. His research specializes in ocean governance, conflict, law of the sea and maritime security. He currently conducts research on European external relations in the maritime domain, the EU and maritime security. He was trained in international relations and in international law, and holds a PhD and a MPhil in Political Science from the University of Cambridge. Furthermore, he has had several field research positions in China, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore. He has been a senior expert in maritime security for the European External Action Service and advised the EEAS on a range of EU policy initiatives in maritime security. His publications appeared in international relations and in international law outlets.
Ocean Governance and Conflict in the East and South China Sea: Negotiating Natural Resources, Institutions and Power.
Amsterdam University Press,
Amsterdam, 2023, 300 p., forthcoming
La Chine et les limites conceptuelles et pratiques de la guerre juridique en mer de Chine méridionale.
In: Revue Défense Nationale 852 , 31-37 (2022).
• “‘One of the First Matters to Be Addressed but Distinct’ or ‘Distinct but Inseparable’? The Distinction Between Maritime Entitlement and Sea Boundary Delimitation in the Philippines v. China Arbitration.
In: Asian Journal of International Law 11 no. 1 , 24-35 (2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S2044251320000235.
Overcoming Violence in Maritime Conflicts with Provisional Arrangements: A Legal Tool for Conflict Resolution. In: International Law and Peace Settlements,
Marc Retter (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2021,
Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources in the South China Sea After the Philippines Versus China Arbitration?
In: Ocean Development & International Law 51, 241-262 (2020). doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00908320.2020.1781381.
Challenges for Joint Development in the South China Sea. In: Sense and Sensibility Addressing the South China Sea Disputes,
Eva Pejsova (ed.). EUISS Report No 28, Paris 2016,
29 Jun 2022
Guidelines for incident prevention for maritime law enforcement agencies - state of play and next steps
Christian Schultheiss presents the state of play of a joint initiative on guidelines for incident prevention for maritime law enforcement agencies at the EU-ASEAN Security and Defence Policy Seminar.
27 Oct 2022
Maritime Security Challenges in ASEAN
Christian Schultheiss speaks about maritime security challenges, maritime disputes and coast guards at the 2nd EU-IDFR Diplomacy Course 2022: 45 Years of ASEAN-EU Relations and the Road Ahead.
27 May 2021
Agreements for provisional cooperation and conflict management in the South China Sea – achievements, obstacles and options
Christian Schultheiss speaks at the 2nd EU-China Experts’ Meeting on Maritime Security about the achievements of, obstacles to and future options regarding agreements for provisional cooperation in the South China Sea.
Beijing (hybrid event)