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Policy Paper

  • Security Management Education
  • German Energy Security
  • Security Industry in Germany
  • Fragile States
  • The dynamically evolving Terrorism Finance System
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Civilian Missions

Policy Paper No. 6 / Juli 2016

Scanning the Landscape of Security Management Education in Europe

Alexis Below

This paper summarizes the results of a survey of academic degree programs in security management in Austria, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The survey serves as exploratory research into current offerings and developments in tertiary security management education to provide new insights and ideas for further research to interested scholars, educators and practitioners in Germany and elsewhere. The research was undertaken as part of a larger project funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research seeking to build the capacity of German companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to participate in security research. The study finds that there is a small number of relatively young programs in each country often based at universities of applied sciences with a strong focus on vocational training. While participants’ backgrounds seem similar across countries, most programs are nationally oriented with little to no formal internationalization. Security research conducted at those universities is generally applied in nature and dependent upon topical interests of the respective departments. Nevertheless, there seems to be potential for more European exchange and cooperation in the field of security management.

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Policy Paper No. 5 / August 2015

German Energy Security, Raw Materials Supply and Shifting Geopolitical Impacts

Alexis Below & Tim H. Stuchtey

The paper analyzes the dynamics of Germany's energy policies in light of current internal and external developments. It is based on a contribution to the Conference on the Perspectives on the Development of Energy and Mineral Resources in Hawaii, Mongolia and Germany, which took place February 11-13, 2015, at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. The first part overviews Germany's current energy mix, its import sources and raw material needs. The recently adopted Raw Material Strategy is also reviewed. The second part explores the underlying reasons for Germany's current energy policies under the Energiewende and how the Russian aggression against the Ukraine might impact the historically close energy relationship both countries have had. The third part highlights potential avenues for exchange and cooperation with the United States and Mongolia in the energy and raw materials trade, respectively.

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Policy Paper No. 4 / August 2014

"Civil Security" and the Private Security Industry in Germany 2012

S. Chase Gummer & Tim H. Stuchtey

For quite some time BIGS is analyzing the security industry and its contribution for the protection of society. By doing so we developed an understanding how to conceptionalyze security as an economic good, defined the security industry and measured its size, growth, and economic activity. In this paper BIGS' executive director Tim Stuchtey and former senior research fellow Chase Gummer give a brief overview of the results.

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Policy Paper No. 3 / Mai 2013

Comparing Whole of Government Approaches to Fragile States

Alexis Below & Anne-Sophie Belzile

Successful engagement towards fragile states and situations requires the application of diplomatic, humanitarian, development and security measures in a coherent and well-sequenced manner. This so-called whole of government approach seeks to address the interdependent challenges for development and security in contexts of fragility and conflict in the most coordinated and efficient way. This study examines innovative efforts to implement a whole of government approach towards fragile states in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada and Australia. For each country, the authors analyse the conceptualisation and institutionalisation of the whole of government approach by discussing related strategies and frameworks, institutional arrangements and funding mechanisms as well as the role of development policy. In the final section, the authors draw from the collective findings of all cases under consideration and propose recommendations for the further institutional development of the German approach.

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Policy Paper Nr. 2 / Februar 2013

The dynamically evolving Terrorism Finance System

Soumitra Singh

Counter Terrorism Financing has been one of the cornerstones of Counter Terrorism strategy since 9/11. Stricter regulation of the financial system has resulted in a change in the way funds for terrorism are channeled. Cheaper methods of funing terror have also attributed to the cause, and the terrorism financing machinery has evolved. With changes in this financing machinery, On the other hand, over-regulation has burdened financial institutions and has resulted in decreased efficiency. These changes necessitate a shift in regulation policy and also an evolution of the methods adopted to combat the financing of terrorism.

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Policy Paper Nr. 1 / Februar 2012

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Civilian Missions

Therese Skrzypietz

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are becoming more and more important. The news constantly reports of military actions by U.S. drones and it is therefore not surprising that public awareness of UAS is based on military missions and there consequences. However, UAS has so far played only a minor role in civilian applications, especially in Europe. In this study, the potential civilian applications for UAS are identified and critically investigated. The study seeks to emphases the advantages as well as the limitations of unmanned aerial vehicles. The special characteristics of UAS are compared with existing alternatives which are already used in civilian reconnaissance missions, to determine and evaluate the potential of UAS in the civilian sphere. Special attention is given to UAS support in disaster management and the use of UAS in homeland security.

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