Germany’s First National Security Strategy – What is Next?

14 June 2023
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Eventvisual: Nationale Sicherheitsstrategie 14.6.

On June 14, Germany will issue its first National Security Strategy. As the first all-of-government document released after Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine in February 2022, it offers insights into the German government’s strategic thinking related to the Zeitenwende and its priorities in managing multiple existential risks beyond Russia. 

Managing security jointly with partners will likely be a guiding theme of Germany’s first National Security Strategy. We are hence bringing together perspectives from representatives of key allies – France, the United States, and Poland – to discuss the strategy and next steps that must follow.


Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office 

First takes from allies: 

Heather Conley, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States 

Slawomir Debski, Director, Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM) 

Camille Grand, Distinguished Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations; Former Deputy Secretary General, NATO 


Christian Mölling, Deputy Director of the Research Institute and Head of the Center for Security and Defense, DGAP

Daniela Schwarzer, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung

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