News-Archive 2021

German Navy Fleet Tracker - Facebook

Jul 26, 2021

The German Navy Fleet Tracker, which was developed a year ago by the ISPK and is published weekly in cooperation with the German Naval Association (DMB), has a new Facebook page. If you want to find out even more information about the operations of the German Navy, as well as its partner navies, you've come to the right place.

Click here to go to the Facebook page. Subscribe to the page to stay up to date with the latest news. 

Article for CIMSEC

Jul 20, 2021

The article "Frigate Bayern in the Indopacific: The Return of German Gunboat Diplomacy?" written by Sebastian Bruns and Moritz Brake has just been published at CIMSEC. The two authors discuss the upcoming deployment of the frigate "Bayern" to the Indo-Pacific and recall the former German destroyer "Bayern", which also had missions on the same route that the frigate will sail this year.

Click here to read the article. 

Publication "From the North Atlantic to the South China Sea"

Jul 15, 2021

The anthology "From the North Atlantic to the South China Sea - Allied Maritime Strategy in the 21st Century" by Julian Pawlak and Johannes Peters has been published by NOMOS Verlag. The book offers answers to the question of how allies should prepare for strategic challenges in the maritime domain in the 21st century. Twenty-four renowned international authors from academia and practice refer to selected operational areas and relevant development trends; for example, through a strategic examination of NATO's "Northern Flank" or an outlook on "Naval Warfare 4.0." The concise chapters are characterized by their scientific core, on the basis of which recommendations for action are derived. The substantial practical relevance is of particular value for members of the international relations, security policy, and strategy research communities in Germany, Europe, and NATO. 

Click here to access Open Access. 

Commentary at "Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Jul 06, 2021

In a guest commentary published yesterday by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, our director, Prof. Dr. Krause, explores the extent to which Nord Stream 2 could also be used militarily by Russia.

Click here to read the article. 

Article at "Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Jun 10, 2021

Prof. Dr. Krause, in his opinion piece "Stop pandering to Moscow" called for a serious debate on arms deliveries to Ukraine.

Click here to read the article. 

Article in "Die Bundeswehr"

May 06, 2021

Prof. Dr. Krause has analyzed Russia's current policy towards the "West" in an article for the magazine "Die Bundeswehr". The article "Time for a Change of Course" also deals with the Russian troop buildup against Ukraine. 

Click here, to read the article. 

Professor Dr. Joachim Krause on the U.S. Presidential Elections 2020

Apr 28, 2021

In issue 1 (2021) of the journal for strategic analysis SIRIUS, Professor Dr. Joachim Krause analyzes the outcome of the U.S. elections of November 2020 and the attempts of former President Donald J. Trump to remain in office despite his defeat by manipulations and legal tricks. Trump's attempts twice came close to a coup d'état from above. They were averted because there were enough people among Democrats and Republicans who were committed to the Constitution and not to an errant president.

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Article in "Diplomacy and Statecraft"

Apr 28, 2021

Issue 1 (2021) of the journal Diplomacy and Statecraft features an article by Professor Dr. Joachim Krause and retired Lieutenant General Heinrich Brauss. The article, entitled "What Does Russia Want with Its Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Weapons," explains why Russia is deploying intermediate-range missiles.

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Guest article in the Neue Züricher Zeitung

Apr 26, 2021

Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause describes in his guest article entitled "The double crisis that no one wants to admit - that China and Russia are escalating militarily at the same time is no coincidence" the evidence of deliberately coordinated escalation of regional crises by Russia and China. This is not only a challenge to the international rule-based order, but also a problem for the respective regional environment, which is seen by the two countries as an "exclusive sphere of influence and domination."

Click here, to read the article. 


Presentation at the Greek Naval Academy

Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Sebastian Bruns lectured to cadets, soldiers and professors on the topic of the German Navy - history, missions, problems and opportunities - on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, as part of a high-quality international lecture series at the Greek Naval Academy.


Publication "Legitimation und Mobilisierung in dschihadistischen Texten" (Ger)

Apr 06, 2021

How can violent jihad in the name of religion be justified? Jihadist authors also grapple with this question. In doing so, they pursue the goal of legitimizing their actions on the basis of the sharia and of winning further followers for their struggle. Based on selected Arabic-language sources, this Islamic studies study analyzes in detail the jihadist jurisprudential argumentation for jihad.

Petra Nendwich's publication is part of our series: ISPK-Studien zur Terrorismusforschung (Volume 2).

Click here to go to the publisher.

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Comment "Das war´s. War´s das?" (GER)

Mar 01, 2021

Dr. Sebastian Bruns sums up the year 2020 from a maritime perspective in his commentary for the Marine Forum. He urges that the right conclusions be drawn from the past year, especially when it comes to the Navy's procurement programs, which are in the light of many changes, not only from Corona but also from the super election year and the change in the top leadership of the German Navy.  


Click here, to read the comment. 

Publication "Die Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der Republik Armenien" (GER)

Feb 25, 2021

The new publication by Dr. Stefan Hansen "Die Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der Republik Armenien. Komplementäre Entscheidungen in systematischer Konkurrenz zwischen Ost und West" will be published by NOMOS shortly. It discusses the foreign and security policy of Armenia.



Webinar "Europe and the Geopolitical Dynamic in the Arctic" (GER)

Feb 04, 2021

The upcoming CASSIS webinar adresses the question: "What can, what wants, what should the EU do in the Far North?" For the first time in cooperation with the ISPK. It will take place on February 25th, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. One of the speakers is our non-resident Senior Fellow Dr. Joachim Weber, who, meanwhile at CASSIS, initiated the cooperation. 

Scan the QR Code or click here for the registration.


Video "Europa und die geopolitische Dynamik in der Arktis" (GER)

Mar 02, 2021

The question: "What can, what does the EU want, what should it do in the High North?" was the topic of the CASSIS webinar in cooperation with the ISPK. In the meantime, the recording of the conversation can be found on Youtube.

Click here to watch the video.


Seminar Series "Americas Series"

Mar 09, 2021

The seminar series "Americas Series" deals with maritime topics from the perspective of American countries. In a total of five online seminars, two speakers each speak, followed by a Q&A. The sessions are moderated by Dr. Sebastian Bruns, head of the Center for Maritime Strategy and Security.  

Click here for more information about the Series.

The Sessions are being recorded and you will be able to watch them on our Youtube channel.  



Cover Jahrbuch Terrorismus

Jahrbuch Terrorismus

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

Link zur aktuellen Ausgabe


Cover The Decline of European Naval Forcest

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



Cover Assessing Chinas...

Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

Link to the book


Cover Stabilisierungseinsaetze

Stabilisierungseinsätze als gesamtstaatliche Aufgabe

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

Link zum Buch