Division Foreign and Security Policy

The expectations on German and European security policy have increased during the last few years, not least due to a number of overlapping geopolitical and planetary crises.

As a consequence, the debate around international security has changed: together with a return of traditional security paradigms, the attention of foreign policy analysts is shifting towards systemic risks of an ever more interdependent world of states.

On top of that, new technologies add to the complexity of international relations, from defense policy to geo-economics.

There are growing demands to make foreign and security policy debates more inclusive, transparent and just. It is our aim to empower these voices from civil society and give them more visibility.


Warum wir eine feministische Außenpolitik brauchen (Englische Originalversion) - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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Feminist foreign policy has evolved from decades of feminist activism and advocacy, establishing a foreign policy that centers the rights and needs of women and marginalized people, emphasizes diplomacy, and recognizes the history of colonial oppression.


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Nuclear Weapons and Their Humanitarian and Ecological Consequences


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Emerging & disruptive technologies and nuclear weapons decision making

Nuclear weapons remain at the core of modern security strategies, and all great powers of the 21st century rely on nuclear deterrence to some extent. A workshop organized by the European Leadership Network (ELN) focused on the impact of new and disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Quantum Computing on nuclear decision-making. The major findings of the workshop are summarized in this report.
Feministische Außenpolitik

Practicing Feminist Foreign Policy in the Everyday: A Toolkit

Feminist foreign policy is emerging as a new paradigm in international relations. The concept raises expectations of a more peaceful and just foreign policy, but its theoretical dimension and practical implementation are often not clearly defined. This toolkit tries to close this gap and clarify key terms of feminist foreign policy, as well as outline the practical application of the feminist approach to international diplomacy, to security, environmental, development, trade and migration policy.



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