Hannes Adomeit

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Born9 November 1942
Memel, Eastern Prussia, Germany
Died25 April 2022 (Age 79)
Alma materFree University of Berlin, Columbia University
Member ofIntegrity Initiative/Cluster/Germany
InterestsRussian propaganda
Spooky German academic who headed up the German cluster of the Integrity Initiative.

Hannes Adomeit was a German Cold Warrior and political scientist who headed the German cluster of the Integrity Initiative, possibly reporting to Harold Elletson.[1]


Adomeit was born in Memel, which for a few years during WW2 was part of East Prussia[2]

He studied at the Free University of Berlin and received his PhD from Columbia University in 1972.


From 1972 to 1973 he was a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. From 1973 to 1977 he was a lecturer in Soviet foreign and security policy at the Institute for Soviet and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow. From 1977 to 1979 he was in Kingston, Canada, deputy director of the Center for International Relations at Queen's University and visiting professor at the Royal Military College.

From 1979 to 1989, he was a research associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Ebenhausen and Berlin, from 1997 to 2007 in Berlin. From 1989 to 1997 he was associate Professor of International Politics at Tufts University in Boston, from 2006 to 2014 part-time professor at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland.[3][4]

He worked with the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University[5] as well as Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C.[6] and Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute for Security Politics at the University of Kiel (ISPK),[7] from where he also led the German cell of the Integrity Initiative.

He died on 25 April 2022 in Berlin, aged 79.[2]


Documents by Hannes Adomeit

TitleDocument typePublication dateDescription
Document:Domestic Determinants of Russia’s anti-Western Campaignanalysis draft28 November 2018II analysis of Russian foreign policy (outline)
Document:Russia’s Information War in Germany: How Moscow is Changing German Mindsanalysis12 November 2018II scrutinizing their German enemies. "it is possible, to glimpse the bacillus travelling through the body politic, weakening resolve and undermining confidence at critical moments"
Document:The German Cluster − Interim Report –report10 March 2018Overview of the German cell of Integrity Initiative; lots of journalist and old Cold War intelligence workers.


Event Participated in

Cold War Then and Now?13 October 2018 09:30:0013 October 2018 16:30:00London
City of London School
A free conference that appears to have been part of a broader campaign by the Institute for Statecraft to promote Cold War 2.0.
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