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

The Berlin process is intended to promote cooperation between the Western Balkan countries and advance the entire region. In our Working Paper, Branimir Jovanovic and Mario Holzner argue that despite some achievements, the process had not been that successful overall. The authors give four recommendations for improvements to the process. Picture: Bundesregierung/Carstensen


Ein Kampfflugzeug vom Typ Tornado steht bei Nacht auf einem beleuchteten Vorfeld zwischen zwei Hangars.
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Germany and NATO’s Nuclear Deterrent

The replacement of Germany's Tornado fighter-bomber is inevitably linked with a more fundamental question: Will Germany purchase a nuclear-certified successor aircraft and continue its contribution to NATO's nuclear deterrencet? In our latest Working Paper, Dr. Brad Roberts discusses the consequences of a German opt-out of nuclear sharing from a US perspective. Picture: Bundeswehr


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Artificial Intelligence in the Armed Forces: On the need for regulation regarding autonomy in weapon systems


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Legal Regulations for Autonomous Weapon Systems: Potentials and Limitations


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Is Every Soldier a Veteran? A Critical Analysis of the 2018 German Veteran Definition



The 2-Percent Objective and the Bundeswehr Discussion about the German Defence Budget


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Is conscription a guarantee of national defense? Some remarks on the justification for reactivating conscription

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


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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?


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A Backward Roll in Exports? The Coalition Agreement Does Not Solve Problems Concerning the Bundeswehr and the German Arms Industry


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