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The Berlin Process for the Western Balkans: Four Recommendations to Achieve Progress

The authors write that the ninth EU-Western Balkans summit, which recently ended in Berlin, introduced some improvements to the Berlin Process.…


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Europe’s Emergency – Now!

After the 2020 Munich Security Conference, the President of the Federal Academy for Security Policy put forward a paper entitled “Europe in an Emergency“.…


Außenminister Maas spricht vor einer Menschenmenge.
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German Forum on Security Policy: #europeunited – Even Amidst Turbulence

Cyber attacks, Brexit and doubts about the transatlantic partnership: Europe is faced with a myriad of security policy challenges. The German Forum on…

Commercial Project or Strategic Disorientation? The Controversial Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

No other energy policy project of the EU and Germany is as controversial as the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline (NS-2). Germany,…


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On the Way to a Common Strategic Culture: How far along is the development of a European Security and Defence Union, and what does that mean for the Bundeswehr?

Europe in an Uncertain World

The multipolar world many hoped would take the place of U.S. hegemony has now become a reality, yet this world looks nothing…


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Strategic Autonomy for Europe: Can Berlin and Paris Agree?

2018 is a very important year for Europe’s future, and not just because important positions in the European Union have to be filled, the Brexit negotiations…

For a Europeanisation of Arms Export Controls: More power for Brussels will lead to a stronger Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU

Requirements for a coherent EU policy on arms export controls

The security environment of the past few years, brought about by the changes in Eastern…



The South Caucasus in the Context of the EU-Russia-Crisis

The war between Russia and Georgia accelerated a structuring of EU foreign policy that resulted in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) with six post-Soviet…


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A European Intelligence Service? Potentials and Limits of Intelligence Cooperation at EU Level

France, Belgium, Germany, Britain – for more than two years now, Member States at the centre of the European Union have repeatedly been targets of…



Strengthening EU Defence: Much Ado About Nothing?

It is good to see that the decision-making phase for the further development of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) that started in 2013 is…


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