Foreign and Security Policy

The demands for the German and European security policy have increased during the last few years: traditional reference figures such as the transatlantic community of values and interests have lost some of their weight. 

At the same time technological revolutions dramatically change the types of warfare and the ways in which international relations are vulnerable to external influence. Nation states are more and more linked and interdependent, which requires a new and more open view on international relations. 

Foreign and security policy increasingly finds itself confronted with demands of civil society, calling for more participation, transparency and justice. It is our aim to give these voices a forum.

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Cover: The international arms trade is a feminist issue...

The international arms trade is a feminist issue and what Germany can do about it

Policy Paper

Feminist perspectives are gaining strength in foreign and security policy. This leads to new questions for the politically contested field of arms transfers. The authors of the policy paper analyse the phenomenon of gender-based violence, which can be exacerbated through the transfer of weaponry to certain regions, and call for a more gender-sensitive arms export policy.

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Publications

Cover-Multilateralism 2.0

Multilateralism 2.0

It is time to upgrade the current debate on multilateralism, to make it greener and more global. We tried to do just this at our 20th Foreign Policy Conference, which took place in Berlin on 30-31 January 2020. This reader provides some insights into our major topics, from trade to climate to security policy, with perspectives from South Africa, India, Brazil, the US and the EU.

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Upping the Ante on Bulk Surveillance

The precarious balance between the need for security and the right to privacy will continue to characterize “risk societies” of the 21st century. This compendium by Thorsten Wetzling and Kilian Vieth provides robust oversight practices and good laws that can serve as bulwarks against the erosion of fundamental rights in Europe and America.

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