Munich Security Conference 2019 – Pressing Issues.

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Reading List

Munich Security Report 2019

Great overview of issues and topics, including survey and charts, that will be discussed at the Munich Security Conference 2019. Foreword by Ambassador ret. Wolfgang Ischinger.

Germany’s Troubled Strategic Culture Needs to Change

Prof. Bindenagel assess the obstacles Germany faces for taking on more responsibility in international politics. He concludes, that Germany needs a council for strategic foresight. German Marshall Fund of the United States, October 2018

US-Russia Policy Hits European Energy Supply

SWP researchers Sascha Lohmann and Kirsten Westphal explain why geopolitical conflicts between the US and Russia could jeopardize the German and European energy supply. SWP Comment, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, February 2019

A European army: can the dream become a reality?

Emmanuel Macrons Idea for a European army is visionary, but it requires political majoraties and reforms to EU institutions, as Fabrice Pothier points out. International Institute of Strategic Studies, London, February 2019

Europe in 2019: A Critical and Transitional Year

Challenges for the European Union in 2019 described from an American perspective. Analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C., Authors: Rachel Ellehuus, Ricklef Beutin, Quentin Lopinot, February 2019

What if…? Scanning the Horizon: 12 Scenarios for Europe in 2021.

EUISS researchers combine scenario-building and horizon scanning. In 12 scenarios they explore potential conflicts, disruptive political developments, and crises with significant ramifications. European Union Insitute for Security Studies, Paris, February 2019

Trading with Iran via the special purpose vehicle: how it can work.

Ellie Geranmayeh and Esfandyar Batmanghelidj explain how European-Iranian trade relations can persist via INSTEX despite the US sanctions, European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, February 2019

The State of the (Trade) Union

What President Trump’s State of the Union Address says about economic progress and international trade policy by William Alan Reinsch, Center for International and Strategic Studies, Washington D.C., February 2019

UK access to future European defence-research funds: another Brexit uncertainty?

Perspectives for a common European and British security policy after Brexit by Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, February 2019

5G vs. National Security. A European Perspective.

Does the deployment of Chinese 5G network equipment pose a threat to the national security of western countries? Jan-Peter Kleinhans addresses this question in a Policy Brief. Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin, February 2019

5G, Huawei und die Sicherheit unserer Kommunikationsnetze

Policy options for German decision makers with regard of the expansion of 5G network and Huawei, by Daniel Voelsen in SWP-Aktuell, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, February 2019 (in German)

Europas Sicherheit ohne INF-Vertrag: Politische und strategische Handlungsoptionen für Deutschland und die NATO.

Analysis of Germany and NATO’s strategic options after the US withdrawal from the INF-Treaty, DGAP Kompakt article by Christian Mölling und Heinrich Brauß, German Council on Forein Relations, Berlin, January 2019 (in German)