NATO: Rethink - Realign - React

At the beginning of June, the NATO Summit took place in Warsow. With reference to this event, the Institute for Eastern Studies in Poland published a composition of essays. The BIGS participated in this with an essay by Tim Stuchtey "Absolute vs. Comparative Advantage of Defense Industries in NATO Countries”. 

The complete compilation can be found here.

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Wachstum und Veränderung im Zeichen der Digitalisierung

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Standpunkt zivile Sicherheit

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Security Management Education in Europe

As part of the fit4sec research team, Alexis Below conducted a survey across Europe in which he analyzed the status quo of European security management education.

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 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. The complete survey can be found here.

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Die Sicherheitswirtschaft in Deutschland 2015

The annual survey, conducted by BIGS, measuring the overall contribution of Germany's security industry for the contry's composite security level since 2012.

The results for 2015 show that the security industry grew faster than the overall German economy. The complete survey can be found here.

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PizzaSeminar am 24.10.2019 Nato's past and future







We would like to personally invite you to the presentation of the publication „NATO: 1949 – 1999 – 2019. The 20 Years of Poland in the 70 Years of the Alliance” followed by a debate on NATO’s past and future and Poland’s role in the Atlantic Alliance’s collective defence system – from a Polish and a German perspective.The 70th anniversary of NATO establishment, happening alongside the 20th anniversary of Polish membership in the Alliance, will be a perfect occasion to talk about the great changes underwent by both the Polish Army and NATO itself, especially considering how much its mission changed following the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The role played by NATO in providing security in Europe is unquestionable, therefore the project will also consist of a series of debates focusing on the changes in structure and goals that the Alliance will have to go through in the foreseeable future.In our PizzaSeminar on the 24th of October BIGS brings together experts and scholars to present their research on some of the changes NATO experienced in its 70-year existence and its role in providing security in Europe, particularly in Central Europe and the Baltic region.The seminar

„NATO’s past and future and Poland’s role in the Atlantic Alliance‘s collective defence system”

will take place on

October 24 from noon to 2 pm (12-14 s.t.)


  • Krševan Antun Dujmović, Research Fellow at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) in Zagreb
  • Liudas Zdanavičius,Research Fellow at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

The presentations will be followed by response commentary from Liana Fix (Programme Director for International Affairs at the Körber-Stiftung) and Dr. Gregor Hain (Deputy Branch Chief International Security Policy and Bilateral Relations; Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany).

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Tim Stuchtey (Executive Director, BIGS) and Dorota Kafara (Regional Program Manager at the Institute for Eastern Studies in Poland).

Pizza will be served during the event.

We hope you will be able to join us for this particular panel discussion.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 23rd to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We look forward to seeing you there.