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

Once again, Germany is grappling with questions of defense capability and deterrence. But instead of reforming security forces in other countries, the focus has turned inward – on key defense institutions and infrastructures at home. To adequately equip the Bundeswehr, the German government has announced a 100-billion-Euro special fund’. But which investments and tasks should Germany prioritize? How is the country positioning itself in terms of cybersecurity? What does a modern arms control policy look like? And what does all of this mean for Germany’s role in the EU and NATO?