Dr Krieg has been teaching at the UK Defence Academy before becoming joining King’s College London’s Defence Studies Department in Qatar in September 2013. In his doctoral studies he examined the commercialization of security in reference to changing civil-military relations and security sector reform. Dr Krieg has spent many years in the Middle East living and studying in Syria, Israel and Palestine. Dr Krieg has been able to complement his academic research into the underlying political, socio-economic, cultural, religious and ethnic dynamics of the Middle East by engaging with local civilian, political, military and diplomatic stakeholders. Whether in Damascus, Tel Aviv or Doha, Dr Krieg has used his time studying, researching and working in the region to build enduring networks. Particularly in respect to public, private and commercial security provision, Dr Krieg has developed a network of expertise reaching from North Africa over the Levant to the Gulf.
His short to medium term research focus will be on changing civil-security sector relations in the Arab World, the rise of transnational movements in the Middle East, security sector reform in the region and effective future governance in the Arab World. He also continues to comment and write on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Libya as well as Iraq.
As a frequent commentator on current Middle East affairs Dr Krieg is happy to provide insight, analysis, background or informed reaction to issues relating to current strategic and security affairs in the Middle East, civil-military relations or security sector reform.