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The Role of History in the British and German Army Officer Corps: Training, Attitudes and Identity

September 18, 2018

By Dr Sarah Katharina Kayß     “Each nation steps into the future carrying the heritage of its own past. This past leaves its mark on the development of society, and on the way people think, including the way the military staff thinks.” (Vladimir Rukavishnikov 2007, 24)   The Study – the book In the … Continue reading “The Role of History in the British and German Army Officer Corps: Training, Attitudes and Identity”


Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy

February 26, 2018

  By Felix Manig Five months after the September 2017 elections, the ‘grand coalition’ deal between Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU, her sister-party CSU and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) is set to end unprecedented political stalemate in Germany. While the deal hinges on a final approval by the 460,000 members of the SPD base in … Continue reading “Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy”


Strife Feature – Spying on Friends

May 26, 2017

By Anastasia Beck In the aftermath of the allegations of the US National Security Agency (NSA) spying on allied states such as Germany, and accusations from the White House concerning alleged spying by Britain’s GCHQ on Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, moral questions have arisen regarding spying on one’s allies. The gravity of these … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Spying on Friends”


Do we need a European Army?

March 4, 2017

By: Sarah Katharina Kayß The 2016 White Paper[1], concerning the development of German defensive interests, defined an inter-European military coalition to be at the centre of Germany’s role within the European Union (EU). The opinions of young officer cadets in the United Kingdom and Germany, however, were highly divergent in relation to a European defence alliance. … Continue reading “Do we need a European Army?”


Russia’s hybrid war: The destabilization campaign against Germany

February 22, 2016

By: Dr. Daniel H. Heinke No shots were fired, but Tuesday, January 26 may very well mark the official beginning of the ‘open phase’ of Russia’s ongoing destabilization campaign directed against the German government, part of an undeclared hybrid war that abruptly came into the focus of public awareness. The East-West confrontation seemed to be a historical … Continue reading “Russia’s hybrid war: The destabilization campaign against Germany”


The Greece debt crisis: a case study of the ‘chicken game’

July 8, 2015

By Ioannis Nioutsikos: The album OK Computer by the British band Radiohead includes a song called ‘Airbag’. One of the verses reads, ‘In a fast German car; I’m amazed that I survived; an airbag saved my life.’ The song has certain applicability to current negotiations over the Greece debt crisis. The result of this seemingly … Continue reading “The Greece debt crisis: a case study of the ‘chicken game’”


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