Brzoska is the director of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy and a professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His work focuses on economic and political aspects of security. In the 1980s, he worked on issues related to the arms trade at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in Sweden. Between 1994 and 2006 he was with the Bonn International Center for Conversion in Germany. Since 2008, he has led a research group working on the links between climate change and security within the KlimaCampus at the University of Hamburg. Among his recent published works are Putting Teeth into the Tiger: Improving the Effectiveness of Arms Embargoes (Emerald, 2009, co-editor with George Lopez), Overcoming Armed Violence in a Complex Word (Budrich University Press, 2009, co-editor with Axel Krohn), and Multi-Stakeholder Security Partnerships (Nomos, 2011, co-editor with Hans-Georg Ehrhart and Jens Narten). He is also co-editor of Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict: Challenges for Societal Stability (Springer, 2012).