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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Policy Paper No.7

Cyber Insurance as a Contribution to IT Risk Management

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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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Dangerous Ties: How to Fight the New Networks of Terror and Crime

Am 06. März saß Alexander Ritzmann fürs BIGS auf dem Panel zu folgender Veranstaltung:

Dangerous Ties: How to Fight the New Networks of Terror and Crime

Islamist terrorism and organized crime have developed close ties in recent years and increasingly share organizational structures and methods. Both influence each other and create overlapping milieus. Prisons have become important locales for recruiting criminals for jihadist networks.

National and international law enforcement agencies as well as decision makers need to incorporate understanding of these developments into their strategies in order to better integrate coordination and prosecution of terrorist and criminal networks. What are the main obstacles in politics and law enforcement – as well as in the businesses and financial sector – to understanding the reciprocity between terrorist and criminal networks? What added benefits could public-private partnerships (PPP) bring in identifying such networks, and how can PPP improve the flow of necessary information? Which actors could contribute to PPP? The conference brings together distinguished criminologists, security experts, and members of the business community to address these questions.

The event was organized by the USA/Transatlantic Relations Program and was held in English. The Chatham House Rule applied. The agenda can be found here.