Frederic is looking into the relationship of intelligence, strategy and policy-making. He is also involved in teaching and supervising the same subject at KCL and Cambridge University. He holds Master’s degrees in International Law from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, in Terrorism Studies from the University of Saint Andrews, and in War Studies from King’s College London.
Frederic is a staff officer (res.) in the German Navy, held command in amphibious warfare units and served in a number of operational and analytical positions. Based in Kenya, Frederic worked as advisor for the UNODC Counter Piracy Programme, where his responsibilities in the maritime piracy context involved missions to Djibouti, Somalia and elsewhere in the Western Indian Ocean.
Frederic has published, edited and reviewed security related work and is a member of the editorial board of the University of Saint Andrews’ Journal of Terrorism Research and an Associate Editor of the Cambridge Journal for Intelligence and Terrorism Studies. He gave evidence and has lectured at various political and academic institutions, including the UK Foreign Office; the UK Cabinet Office; the German Federal Foreign Office; the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; the Universities of Cambridge, Aberdeen, Saint Andrews and Heidelberg; the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces Command and Staff College; the German Federal Armed Forces Command and Staff College; the NATO School Oberammergau; the NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre; and the US Naval War College. He was a Visiting Fellow to the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv and to the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London. He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Security Initiative, a Cambridge-based security think-tank jointly chaired by the official MI5 historian Professor Christopher Andrew and Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE, former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service or MI6.