49security editorial final
Article by Editorial Team
24 Apr 2023

Editors’ Note: Input for a Strategy with Staying Power

+49security is wrapping up. While the German government is busy making final tweaks to the country’s upcoming national security strategy, we take stock – and look back on a project that aimed to stimulate strategic thinking around Germany's security policy post-Zeitenwende.

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Article by Amanda Kraley
12 Apr 2023

Securing the Deep: Undersea Cables and National Security

Undersea cables comprise almost all of the world’s digital infrastructure – and their disruption could have devastating consequences. How can Germany better protect this critical infrastructure?

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Interview with Julian Heiss
04 Apr 2023

“The Promises Are Too Big to Ignore for Any Country with Geopolitical Aspirations”

The quest for a breakthrough in quantum computing is already altering economic and security considerations. On the dual-use character of quantum technologies, the potential civilian benefits, and more.

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Security In a Globalized World

The climate crisis and conflicts endanger livelihoods – worldwide. What should Germany’s multilateral engagement look like to make life safer for everyone?

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Strengthening Resilience

Cyber-attacks, natural disasters, disinformation, and extremism: How resilient are Germany’s state and society?

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Capacity Building at Home: Making Germany’s Defense Fit for the Future

The country is grappling with questions of defense capability and deterrence. What should the path forward look like?

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Podcast: krisen von morgen


Krisen von morgen: A Podcast

What are Germany and the EU doing to better predict war and violence? And can we use data today to tell where in the world things will go wrong tomorrow?

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Crises Abroad: Prevention, Response, Stabilization

The German government has pledged to to do more in terms of crisis engagement, and to do it better. How should its new National Security Strategy reflect that?

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How to Strategy?

Germany needs more strategic capability. But more of what exactly?

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Rethinking Interdependence

Greater interdependencies used to mean more security. But how should politics and business shape economic ties in today’s world?

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Big Picture: Key Priorities for Germany's National Security Strategy

Strategies are about the long view. What are the big questions that Germany’s government needs to answer?

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