News archive 2018

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.

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

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

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

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.


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

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.


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.“



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Jahrbuch Terrorismus

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

Link zur aktuellen Ausgabe


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Conceptualizing Naval and Maritime Strategy

This book brings together experts from the United States, Europe, and Asia to reflect on how maritime and naval strategy is conceptualised and how it has been used.

Link to the publication



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Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

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Stabilisierungseinsätze als gesamtstaatliche Aufgabe

Erfahrungen und Lehren aus dem deutschen Afghanistaneinsatz zwischen Staatsaufbau und Aufstandsbewältigung (COIN).

Link zum Buch