Lorenz Hemicker was born on July, 27th 1978 in Gummersbach and grew up in Sauerland (region in West Germany). He started writing during Nato maneuvers in Norway und the US while serving in the army. He began studying Architecture in Aachen shortly after and then switched to Communication Science, Political Science and Economy. He graduated successfully in 2007 with the Master of Arts. From 2008 – 2014, he was the managing editor at the security – political magazine Loyal. In 2014 he changed to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. As online desk editor he was responsible for the news management on FAZ.NET until 2017. Since then, he is political editor and writes about foreign affairs and security-policy issues.