Crises Abroad: Prevention, Response, Stabilization

War, revolution, instability and insecurity abroad – whether they occur in the immediate neighborhood, in Europe’s backyard or elsewhere – do not leave Germany and Europe unaffected. Recognizing that, the German government has pledged to do more in terms of crisis engagement, and to do it better. How can Germany’s National Security Strategy contribute this goal? What lessons should Berlin learn from Afghanistan or Mali? How to improve foresight and early warning mechanisms? And how can crisis prevention and response become more realistic, more political – and thus more effective?