Security and defence policy


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Brexit negotiations in the field of defence: Lessons learnt and moving forward

1. What do both sides want? 1.1 The EU’s objectives

The Commission’s objectives in negotiating the future defence relationship with the UK are fairly clear…


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

Why conscription? – a change in legitimation

Debates about the legitimacy of conscription are as old as the Bundeswehr itself. Some essential policy issues…


Together with her Dutch counterpart Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Ursula von der Leyen, German Minister of Defence, inspects a row of Navy soldiers on a ship
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Berlin Colloquium: Closer Cooperation of Armed Forces

Does closer cooperation between the Bundeswehr and the Dutch military represent a model for a European Defence Union? An overview of the debate at the…

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