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In the run-up to a national SSR Strategy, the German Development Agency GIZ and the Federal Academy for Security Policy hosted an international workshop in Berlin on “Security Sector Reform in Fragile Contexts – What Works Best, Where and When?”

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On the sidelines of the 6th Strategic Foresight Workshop Day, HE Mme Bineta Diop gave us an interview on her role as African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Germany's membership in the UN Security Council, and Resolution 1325.

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Already for the sixth time BAKS hosted the annual meeting of the Network 'Strategic Foresight in Practice'. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development was this year’s partner for the event on the topic of 'Future Africa'. More than 100 participants discussed complex issues concerning the future of our neighbouring continent, with topics ranging from economy and employment to urbanisation and mobility, via demography and health.
During a joint event organised by the British Embassy and the Federal Academy for Security Policy, high-ranking British and German representatives from government, military, business and science examined possible consequences and prospects of Brexit for security and defence.

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Auf einer Straße gesäumt von Palmen steht eine große Menschenmenge, die zahlreiche Flaggen Tunesiens und Plakate in arabischer Sprache mit sich führt.
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The second station of the 2019 Course for Senior Officials was Tunis. In Tunisia the Course witnessed many democratic accomplishments, but also several fields in which Tunisia's democracy could still be fostered by increased cooperation. Foto: Amine GHRABI/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0

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Ein Globus zeigt das Mittelmeer mit den europäischen und afrikanischen Anrainerstaaten.
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The first station of the 2019 Course for Senior Officials was Algiers. The talks at Algeria's capital focused on the opening of a country that had sealed off itself for a long period of time. Picture: 3dman_eu/Pixabay/CC0

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Jens Stoltenberg
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Unnecessary, obsolete, divided? Many adjectives have been used to describe NATO, and not many of them positive. But NATO is indispensable for Europe, as Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and international experts agreed during the NATO Talk 2018 conference.

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Ein Mann blickt an einem Schreibtisch sitzend auf sehr viele Bildschirme mit Zahlenreihen darauf; an der Wand im Hintergrund hängen weitere dieser Bildschirme, zum Teil mit anderem Inhalt wie zum Beispiel einem Nachrichtensender darauf.
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Impressions from the core course: critical questions of cybersecurity - in 30 seconds. And for all those who want to learn more, Henrike Stein-Ratjen, who attended the course, provides supplementary details.

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Der Hauptbazar in Delhi von oben.
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India is on its way to becoming a global power. Few other countries in the world are as diverse or as full of opportunities and challenges as this vast democracy in Asia. So the Federal Academy for Security Policy chose Delhi and Mumbai as destinations for its 2018 Course for Senior Officials.

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Das Bild zeigt pakistanische und indische Soldaten am Grenzübergang Wagah
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The Course for Senior Officials crossed the border between Pakistan and India near Wagah at the only crossing point open exclusively to passenger traffic.