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Heiko Borchert directs Borchert Consulting and Research AG, a consulting boutique focusing on strategic affairs. He is Associate Partner of Wise Pens International, a European consultancy specializing on maritime security policy and advice, and member of the board of the Journal for Foreign and Security Policy (Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, ZfAS). Heiko Borchert has worked with different public and private sector clients in Europe on issues like armaments policy, critical infrastructure protection, defense science and technology, energy security, energy infrastructure security, maritime security, scenario-based security policy planning, and organizational reform.


Supply chain management and economic statecraft. A five-point agenda, East Asia Forum, 2020 (with Carsten Jäkel),

The European way. How to advance Europe’s strategic autonomy by pairing liquidity with data to make supply chains more transparent, resilient and sustainable, Ernst & Young, 2020

Looking beyond the abyss. Eight scenarios on the post-COVID-19 business landscape, 21strategies, 2020

Jump-starting Europe’s work on military artificial intelligence, Defense News, 2019 (with Christian Brandlhuber)

The Arab Gulf defense pivot. Defense industrial policy in a changing geostrategic context, Comparative Strategy, 2019

Flow control rewrites globalization. Implications for business and investors, HEDGE21, 2019

The Diversity Challenge: Five Perspectives on Eastern Mediterranean Geoeconomics, Kiel International Seapower Symposium | 2018

Intellectual Capital Protection by Patents, The Ultimate but Hidden Base of Europe’s Defense Industrial Competitiveness, European Security & Defence  | February 2018

Sharpening the Falcon’s Claws. United Arab Emirate Strengthens Its Defense, European Security & Defence | February 2017

Waiting for Disruption?! Undersea Autonomy and the Challenging Nature of Naval Innovation, Singapore S. Rajaratnam Schools of International Studies | 2017