Expert Commentary 2018

Experts at the Bonn CISG International Security Forum confronted the perfect storm of combined challenges of growing multipolarity, rising unilateralism, and global threats. The world order that has been in …

2019 will mark a number of meaningful milestones in German-American relations: 70 years since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany and NATO and 30 years since the fall …

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has never been a fervent supporter of multilateralism. But Donald Trump is taking this tendency to a new level. Many …

From a NATO perspective the current overall political landscape can be summarised as follows: President Trump’s rhetoric regarding NATO, his harsh criticism of European allies, and his unilateral actions have …

Just like a deer caught in the headlights waiting for the worst to happen, the world watches the unpredictable US President. However, by taking on the discussion on the decline …

Economics and Security For many centuries, strategists and political thinkers have argued that the economic base of a political entity is not only responsible for the provision of goods and …

In 2008, the then president of Russia Dmitri Medvedev proposed to the EU, NATO, OSCE, CIS and Common Security Treaty Organisation to conclude the European Security Treaty. The idea was …

As the established international order crumbles, old commitments weaken and the threats to Germany and the EU increase, the pressure grows on Germany to take decisive and truly consequential action. …

In December 1978, Deng Xiaoping launched the so-called Open-Door policy which led to the emergence of a new China, which led to three decades of double-digit GDP growth. Over the …

The World Trade Organization is a magnificent achievement. It has created an open trading system on a global scale, increasing welfare for its 160 plus member countries. It has reduced …

It is four years ago now that the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula meant a violation of international law and thus a serious challenge to the peace and security architecture …

The International Security Forum’s second day was dedicated to the future “Imagining what could happen next is just as important as dealing with what is currently happening,” read the invitation. …