Dr. Stephan Kieninger
Affiliated Researcher

Stephan Kieninger is an affiliated researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Politics. He was a 2021/22 Woodrow Wilson Center fellow and is currently writing a book on Strobe Talbott, NATO enlargement and the Clinton Administration’s Russia diplomacy. Kieninger holds a Ph.D. in Modern History from Mannheim University and was previously a postdoc at Johns Hopkins SAIS, a fellow at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, and a Senior Researcher at the Federal German Archives. His most recent book is The Diplomacy of Detente. Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz (Routledge, 2018). He is also the author of Dynamic Detente. The United States and Europe 1964–1975 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) and has received fellowships from the German Historical Institute, the Hoover Institution and the German Academic Exchange Service.