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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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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.  


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.


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.


Job posting: Research assistant (m / f / d) in the field of data or computational social science

Nov 01, 2020

The Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel gGmbH (ISPK) is looking - subject to the final funding approval by the BMBF - from 01.12.2020 (a later start may be possible by arrangement) for one research assistant for two Years full time. The payment corresponds to the pay group 13 TVöD Bund.

Application deadline: November 30th, 2020

All further information see Stellenausschreibung (PDF).

Conference: "Europe's Strategic Choices 2020" in cooperation with Chatham House and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Oct 24, 2020

The Agenda (GER) is online.

Anthology "Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic" published

Jul 04, 2020

Our senior fellow Dr. Joachim Weber edited the anthology "Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic" in collaboration with the ISPK.

Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic

Link to the Springer Verlag


Deutsche Welle interview on German arms export policy gives shortened statements

Jun 23, 2020

In mid-June, the director of the ISPK, Professor Dr. Joachim Krause, gave an interview with Deutsche Welle on German arms export policy. This was included shortened in a rather lurid report about the Sig Sauer company.

As a result, the full text of the interview, which dealt with the German arms export policy in a much more comprehensive way, was hidden. For this reason we are also reproducing the full interview here.

Link zum Bericht auf der dw-Webseite

Link zum PDF mit vollständigem Interview


SIRIUS - Journal for strategic analyses

Jun 09, 2020

In the latest edition of the SIRIUS journal for strategic analyses, Professor Joachim Krause deals with the question of whether and to what extent the outbreak and course of wars can be predicted and how the risk of war is to be assessed in the coming decade.

Link to the PDF of the article (GER)

Link to the publication site of SIRIUS (GER)


Article by Prof. Dr. Krause published at "GSP-EINBLICK"

May 12, 2020

An article by Prof. Dr. Krause appeared at GPS insight with the title "The new nuclear question - an answer to Rolf Mützenich".

Link to the PDF (GER)

Link to the Website

Call for Abstracts: Dreizack 2020

Feb 25, 2020

In autumn 2020 the "Dreizack" will take place for the fourth time in a row, a scientific networking and junior conference launched in 2017 by the Center for Maritime Strategy & Security at the ISPK and the Deutscher Marinebund / German Maritime Academy (Laboe).

The host is the ISPK in odd years, in even years the event moves.

In 2018, Vienna was the venue for the conference, and the conference will take place in Rostock from September 30th to October 2nd, 2020.

Here you can find the Call for Abstracts (PDF) and the Program (GER)(PDF) .

Article by Prof. Dr. Krause published at the journal "loyal"

Jan 13, 2020

On "Strategic Change" and foreign policy, an article by Prof. Dr. Krause is published in .loyal journal in issue 12/2019.
Link to the PDF (GER)



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.



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.

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Cover Assessing Chinas...

Assessing China's Naval Power

Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications.

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Cover Stabilisierungseinsaetze

Stabilisierungseinsätze als gesamtstaatliche Aufgabe

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

Link zum Buch