René Denzer was born in 1978 in Cagliari, Italy. In 1998, after he graduated from secondary school, René joined the German Air Force. In 1999, upon completion of his military service, he was honored with the "Bestpreis" for extraordinary services to the German Air Force. After his military service, he studied political science, ancient history, medieval and modern history and media science. René has been the chairman of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Internationale Politik und Sicherheit" (AGIPS - Association for International Politics and Security) since 2002. Further, he serves as a member of various other associations, such as the "German Council on Foreign Relations" (DGAP). Now, René is a freelance-journalist and photographer, he publishes articles, book reviews and photos in various national newspapers, magazines, and online publications.