Security, Defense, and Armaments Program

DGAP’s program in security, defense, and armaments takes a comprehensive approach to security research. Its themes range from German and European defense and security policy and the development of the arms industry to civilian crisis management and the fight against terrorism. 

In order to gain a deeper understanding of German foreign policy and, from it, to derive targeted recommendations for action, the program examines security policy from different perspectives – in terms of both content and methodology. Through its work, it offers interdisciplinary expertise on the constantly changing facets of policy in national and international security, defense, and armaments.

Key topics:

Security
  • The security and defense policies of Germany, France, other European countries, and the US
  • The EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP)
  • Civilian crisis management and peacekeeping missions
  • Prevention of Islamic extremism and radicalization
  • International cooperation in the fight against terrorism and its prevention
Defense
  • NATO
  • European cooperation on defense
  • EU-NATO cooperation
  • Franco-German cooperation on defense
  • Technological risk assessment
Armaments
  • German and European arms policy and industry
  • Arms exports
  • Armed forces and military capabilities
  • Deterrence, arms control, and non-proliferation
  • Technological innovation

 

Events

Past events

May 29, 2019

Digitalisierung und Außenpolitik

Konferenz Future Affairs im Auswärtigen Amt

Der Einsatz von neuen Technologien in der Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik bietet zahlreiche Chancen für die demokratische Entwicklung von Staaten, kann aber auch das geostrategische Gleichgewicht beeinflussen. Über die Auswirkungen der digitalen Revolution auf globale Sicherheitsstrukturen und die Vermittlung von Politik berieten in Berlin auf der Konferenz Future Affairs mehr als 800 Experten und Gäste. Die hochkarätig besetzte Konferenz wurde am 29. Mai vom Auswärtigen Amt und der re:publica veranstaltet. Die DGAP war Partnerin der Ideation Labs.

Think Tank Event
Berlin

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