Internship vacancy: students (m/w), fulltime
Nov 25, 2016
The Center for Maritime Strategy & Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) is offering an internship for motivated students (40hrs/week), starting 01 February 2017, or earlier. The advertised internship is based in Kiel and will be limited to 3 months.
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Robert Ford at ISPK
Nov 17, 2016
Robert Ford, Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute Washington, D.C. and former U.S. ambassador to Syria, visited ISPK on Monday, 14 Nov 2016. During the visit, Robert Ford met with the team to discuss Middle East security, Obama's political legacy, and future American Middle East policy under President-elect Trump. The discussion benefited from his intimate knowledge of the inner workings of U.S. diplomacy.
Later that day, Robert Ford lectured on the “Transatlantic Cooperation in Iraq, Syria, ISIS”. The visit was made possible by the German-American Institutes and Kennedy Infozentrum Kiel.
Robert Ford’s lecture is available on Youtube:
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Peacelab 2016: Expert Workshop 13. October 2016
Nov 10, 2016
As part of a thematically aligned series of events within the PeaceLab2016 framework the Global Governance Institute (GGI) at Vesalius College Brussels and the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) will host the Expert Workshop on „Stabilisation in (Post-) Conflict Zones Perspectives of International Organisations & Implications for Germany”, Sheraton Hotel Brussels (Place Rogier, 3, Brussels, 1210), October 13, 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00
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Job Vacancy: Scientific Staff / Research Assistant (50%)
Nov 02, 2016
The Institute for Security Policy at University Kiel (ISPK) is offering the position of a research assistant (20 hrs/week) at the Center for Maritime Strategy & Security, starting 01 February 2017, or earlier.
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ISPK will host together with Chatham House this year's "Europe's Strategic Choices" Conference in Berlin from November 5th to November 7th.
Further details (topics, discussants) are available online here.
Kiel Conference 2015: International Maritime Conference a success
The Institute for Security Policy University of Kiel (ISPK) and the Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW) conducted the first 'Kiel Conference' on 23 June 2015. More than 80 experts and leaders from academia, maritime industry, the military and politics participated in the event. The event, conducted under the Chatham House rule, brought speakers such as Vice Admiral Bruno Paulmier (Deputy Commander NATO Maritime Command, Northwood), Dr. Philipp Murmann (Member of Parliament), and a host of other renowned speakers to Kiel to discuss cooperative seapower, hybrid conflict scenarios, and disruptive technologies with a particular focus on the Baltic Sea.
More information: www.kielconference.com
TV news coverage of the event (in German) by Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR is available online here.
Joachim Krause "Assessing the Dangers of War - Europe 1914 vs. Asia 2014"
Jan 08, 2015
ISPK's Joachim Krause has published a detailed analysis about the dangers of war in Asia 2014 and possible parallels to Europe's Great War in 1914 in the lastest issue of International Affairs : "Assessing the Dangers of War - parallels and differences between Europe 1914 and Asia 2014".
The article can be accessed and downloaded here.
Thesis defense Sebastian Bruns "US Navy Strategy and American Seapower"
Dec 01, 2014
ISPK staff and friends congratulate Sebastian Bruns for his successful defense of his PhD thesis "US Navy Strategy and American Seapower - Politics, Capstone Documents and Major Naval Operations 1981 - 2011".
Picture: Thesis committee member Prof. Edward Keynes, PhD; Dr. des. Sebastian Bruns ; Thesis committee chair Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause.
ISPK's Joachim Krause at Kiel University's Night of the Profs: "Dreaming about peace and current international affairs"
Nov 22, 2014
ISPK's Academic Director Joachim Krause opened this year's Night of the Profs Lecture Circuit at Kiel University. The topic of his lecture was "Dreaming about peace and current international affairs". (German title: "Der Traum vom Frieden und die derzeitige internationale Lage")
In front of an auditorium of 1200 guests, Joachim Krause put forth his argument: During the last 65 years, the U.S. and Europe have jointly secured a peaceful order on the european continent. However, this international order is threatened by transatlantic as well as intra-european discord. Abroad, developments in Russia and the Middle East challenge the past successes in keeping peace in Europe.
The lecture is available for download here (in German).
Interview Joachim Krause Sueddeutsche Zeitung "Russian Army not as strong as it looks"
Nov 19, 2014
ISPK's Joachim Krause provided analysis and background facts for Sueddeutsche Zeitung's piece on the combat effectiveness of Russia's armed forces.
Read the article (in German) online.
Joachim Krause / Alexander Rahr / Andrew Kuchins: "Russia and the West"
Nov 11, 2014
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev voiced his concern about the current state of relations between Russia and the West. He blamed the Western Alliance for the current crisis, complaining that the West had destroyed Russia’s confidence in its political intentions by enlarging NATO and the EU, by intervening in Yugoslavia and in the Kosovo, by the US withdrawal from the ABM-Treaty and by NATO actions in Iraq, Syria and Libya. He stated: “The events of the recent months are the consequence of a short-sighted policy, which has attempted to create facts and which didn’t pay due respect fort the interests of the other side (i.e. Russia).” Gorbachev’s statement creates the impression that no one did really care about Russian interests during the past 25 years. In fact, it rather shows the growing insularity of Russian political thinking and the inability of its political elite to give up 19th century geostrategic thinking. Concern for Russian interests has always been there in Western capitals, in NATO and within the EU since the early 1990s.
Sebastian Bruns Keynote Speech at Maritime Convention, Berlin
Nov 07, 2014
On 5 November 2014, Sebastian Bruns gave a presentation at this year's Maritime Convention, organized by griphan and the German
Maritime Institute, in Berlin. He was invited to sit on a panel which
also featured Vice Admiral (German Navy, ret.) Lutz Feldt and Captain
(Royal Swedisch Navy, ret.) Bo Wallander. It was moderated by Heinz
Schulte, editor of griphan. 140 participants, including the new Chief of
German Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, and his deputy, Vice
Admiral Rainer Brinkmann, attended the speech.
(Photo: Jürgen Kratzmann / Marineforum)
Conference with Chatham House
Nov 24, 2014
ISPK hosted together with Chatham House.The Royal Institute of International Affairs a conference on "Europe's Strategic Choices: Building Prosperity and Security" in Berlin this October.
A detailed conference report is available here.