Foreign and Security Policy

The demands for the German and European security policy have increased during the last few years: traditional reference figures such as the transatlantic community of values and interests have lost some of their weight. 

At the same time technological revolutions dramatically change the types of warfare and the ways in which international relations are vulnerable to external influence. Nation states are more and more linked and interdependent, which requires a new and more open view on international relations. 

Foreign and security policy increasingly finds itself confronted with demands of civil society, calling for more participation, transparency and justice. It is our aim to give these voices a forum.

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Cover: How Militarised is Germany’s Foreign Policy?

How Militarised is Germany’s Foreign Policy?

Policy Brief

German foreign policy is often described as peace-oriented, moderate and scarcely militarized. But the image of Germany as a "civilian power" cannot be upheld against Berlin's record in defense spending and arms exports. There is little evidence that Germany prioritizes civilian instruments over military power in its foreign policy. A feminist critique by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and the German section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Cover E-Paper Between Hard and Soft Power

Between Hard and Soft Power

E-Paper

Although political debates were for the most part overshadowed by the Corona crisis at the beginning of 2021, this E-Paper wants to address the question of how the European Union could find its place in a more competitive world. The buzzwords of this debate were the concepts of strategic autonomy and strategic sovereignty of the EU.

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