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Dr. Heinrich Kreft


Ambassador Dr Heinrich Kreft is a carreer diplomat and currently Deputy Director General for International Academic and Educational Relations and Dialogue among Civilizations in the German Foreign Ministry. Prior to this assignment he served as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor in the German Bundestag.

As diplomat he was stationed among others in Tokyo (1991-1994) and Washington D.C. (2001-2004). Foreign Policy Planning Staff (in charge of the Americas, Asia and Economic Issues 1996-2001); Visiting Fellow at The Henry L Stimson Center (July-December 2001), at the Heritage Foundation (January – March 2002) and the Woodrow Wilson Center (April – June 2002) in Washington, D.C.; Senior Strategic Analyst and Deputy Head of the Policy Planning Staff of the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin (2004-2006); Lecturer on International Politics.

Numerous publications on major power political and economic relations; International Security; the Arab World; European, American and Asian political and economic affairs. Most recent publications on the Arab Awakening and on the rise of China. Contact:;

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