News archive 2019

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.



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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).

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