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Article by Alicja Polakiewicz
07 Dec 2022

No Justice, No Security: International Criminal Law Enforcement’s Rightful Place in the German National Security Strategy

International criminal law enforcement is good security policy. That is why Berlin should obligate itself to sponsor, structure and strategize its application of universal jurisdiction in its upcoming National Security Strategy.

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Article by Koki Shigenoi
07 Dec 2022

Economic Zeitenwende? Lessons from Japan’s Economic Security Policy

Reducing its dependencies will be an important task for Germany’s first-ever National Security Strategy. Japan’s pioneering policy of economic security can offer a number of lessons for Berlin.

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06 Dec 2022

Germany Needs a National Directive on Autonomy in Weapon Systems

The international effort to regulate autonomy in weapon systems via the United Nations in Geneva is stuck. It is time for Germany to develop and implement its own national directive – and foster regulatory processes in new fora.

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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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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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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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