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Opposing Organized Crime

Law enforcement must stop counterfeiting, smuggling and other crimes that finance terrorism By Jürgen Storbeck, founding director of Europol It is important that the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies is dedicating…

Building Deterrence in Cyberspace

The U.S. Department of Defense’s new strategy focuses on prevention By Aaron Hughes, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy Malicious actors in cyberspace pose a complex and dynamic set of threats that leaders and…

Integrating Refugees Reduces Risks

Language training and job placement are key to integration By Frank-J. Weise, Chairman of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees The influx of refugees into the European Union, particularly into Germany, raises security concerns.…

A Better Way to Counter Violent Extremism

The prevention and security communities must combine efforts to defeat terrorism By Dr. Harald Weilnböck, Radicalisation Awareness Network The security community and the radicalization prevention community — two very different worlds —…

A Task of Generations Russia and the West

By Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference Western leaders have been more than willing to point out that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine. This is true, albeit from their own perspective.…

A European Energy Union

A resilient union is the only way forward for cheaper, secure and sustainable energy By Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian member of European Parliament The current state of the European Union’s energy market is highly unsatisfying and…

Mission: Homefront

A perspective on the role of military forces in civil security The role that armed forces play in a nation’s domestic matters, including their traditional role in homeland defense, is an increasingly important and complex issue. This is…

Forging Effective Cyber Defense

Nations that share democratic values should cooperate to stop threats emerging from cyberspace By Dr. Hans-Georg Maaßen, director general of the German Domestic Intelligence Service, BFV Protecting highly sensitive information and…
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