Strategic particularities of the Baltic Sea region

May 15, 2019

On 14 May 2019, Baltic Sea Strategy Forum project manager Julian Pawlak briefed the 2019 'Kernseminar Sicherheitspolitik' at the Federal Academy for Security Policy on current developments in security and defence as well as on strategic particularities of the Baltic Sea region.

Julian Pawlak at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia

Apr 12, 2019

On 08 April 2019, Julian Pawlak was invited by the Polish Naval Academy and NATO Maritime Command to speak at the Gdynia Security Forum. Titled "We are maritime NATO", the conference addressed strategic challenges in the Baltic Sea region and the development of the Polish Navy.

RSIS-IFS Workshop in Singapur

Mar 02, 2019

On 19/20 February 2019, Dr. Sarah Kirchberger was a Panelist at the joint RSIS-IFS Workshop on „Defence Innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution: Security Challenges, Emerging Technologies, and National Responses.“


The event brought together a group of experts from Singapore, the US, Australia, Israel and Europe.


Jeremy Stöhs at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels

Feb 02, 2019

On 30 January, Jeremy Stöhs was invited to give the keynote speech at the Strategic Maritime Seminar at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels. The naval officers taking part in the course discussed solutions of how to deal with the decline of European naval forces.


On the day before the seminar, Jeremy Stöhs visited the naval base in Zeebrugge to gain first-hand insight into the close cooperation between Belgium and the Netherlands as well as their naval capabilities.

Interview on Defense News

Jan 26, 2019

Dr. Sebastian Bruns was interviewed on Defense News on the role of the Baltic Sea in the new strategic and geopolitical environment.

Link to the interview

Delegation of international submarine commanders from Eckernförde

Jan 26, 2019

On 16 January 2019 a delegation of international submarine commanders from Eckernförde visited the ISPK.

Johannes Peters gave a presentation on the return of the “Northern Flank” as an operating area. This was followed by a lively discussion about maritime strategy and security, with Jeremy Stöhs and Dr. Sebastian Bruns joining the podium.

Researchers from the Baltic states

Jan 25, 2019

On 16 January 2019 a group of researchers from the Baltic states visited ISPK to discuss deterrence and maritime strategy in the Baltic.

Dr. Sebastian Bruns, Johannes Peters and Julian Pawlak welcomed our distinguished visitors.


Public Lecture on the PLA at the University of Cambridge

Nov 06, 2018

Dr. Sarah Kirchberger gave a public lecture at Cambridge at the invitation of the Association for Political Economy of China on Oct. 31th, 2018. The topic of the lecture was „The development of the PLA’s capabilities in the maritime and space domains.“


KAS Australian-German Dialogue on Asia

Nov 06, 2018

Dr. Sarah Kirchberger was part of a German Think Tank delegation to visit Canberra during the last week of August. The group participated in lively exchanges and a conference with Australian counterparts from ANU, ASPI and various government institutions.


EDA/Hybrid CoE - Workshop „Harbour Protection under Hybrid Threat Conditions“ in Brussels

Jun 06, 2018


Dr. Sarah Kirchberger presented at a joint EDA/Hybrid CoE Workshop on „Harbour Protection under Hybrid Threat Conditions“ at the EDA premises in Brussels.

Link to the workshop announcement

Dr. Sarah Kirchberger at the Berkeley-Cambridge „Maritime Asia“ Workshop in Berkeley, CA

Jun 06, 2018

During 14-15 May, Dr. Sarah Kirchberger presented a paper on China's military-strategic interest in the SCS on a workshop jointly hosted by Institute of East Asia Studies, UC Berkeley and the Centre for Rising Powers, University of Cambridge named "Maritime Asia: The Securitization of the China Seas." The video shows the concluding public wrap-up session.

Link to the workshop announcement
Link to video of the public roundtable

German Think Tank Delegation Visit to Taiwan

Jun 06, 2018

During the week of May 7th-11th, Dr. Sarah Kirchberger was part of a German Think Tank delegation visit to Taiwan. The four person group met with official representatives including the Foreign Minister, Dr. Joseph Wu, and also visited the Ministries of Defense and Economy, the National Security Council, the Mainland Affairs Council, several political party headquarters and think tanks.

Taiwan Außenministerium

The delegation with Foreign Minister Dr. Joseph Wu.
From left: Dr. S. Kirchberger, Dr. Bernt Berger, Dr. Joseph Wu, Dr. Angela Stanzel and Dr. Janka Oertel.

Link to MOFA tweet: twitter

Presentation by Dr. Sarah Kirchberger at 3rd E-Workshop on Defense Industries

Jun 06, 2018

On 2 May, Dr. Sarah Kirchberger presented on „A Tangled Web: China, Russia, Ukraine“ at the 3rd E-Workshop "Defense Industries in the 21st Century: A Comparative Analysis“ hosted by the Comparative Defense Studies Program at Columbia University.


Monograph by Jeremy Stöhs on the Evolution of European Naval Forces

May 24, 2018

In The Decline of European Naval Forces, Jeremy Stöhs provide insight into the evolution of Europe’s naval forces since the end of the Cold War. To illuminate the drastic changes many European navies have undergone over the last twenty-five years, Jeremy Stöhs analyzes the defense policies and naval strategies of eleven European states as well as the evolution, deployment, and capabilities of their respective naval forces.

Cover The Decline of European Naval Forces

Analysis in a Danish journal

Apr 30, 2018

Dr. Sebastian Bruns wrote an analysis on the enduring relevance of the Falklands War for the US Navy.

It was published in a Danish journal and can be downloaded here.


Cover Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Das Jahrbuch enthält eine umfangreiche Datensammlung sowie Analysen zu terroristischen Brennpunkten.

Link zur aktuellen Ausgabe


Cover Routledge

Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security

This new handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing naval strategy and security in the twenty-first century.

Link to the publication


Cover Assessing Chinas...

Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

Link to the book


Cover Maritime Security Eastern Mediterranean

Maritime Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

Kiel International Seapower Symposium 2017.
This book provides fresh perspectives on the geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean and its geoeconomics

Link to the book