Sicherheitsreport 2024: Great response in the media

Sicherheitsreport, January 30, 2024

According to the representative population survey conducted by the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership, Germans feel less secure than at any time since the survey began. The increasingly divergent perceptions of the security situation by people in East and West Germany are particularly noteworthy – especially with regard to external threats such as the war in Ukraine, the role of Russia and the USA and Germany’s obligations in NATO.

To the reporting in WELT TV and Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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»War in Europe – How far? How much further?« – Diplomatic Discourse in Liechtenstein

October 24, 2023

On October 24, 2023, the Diplomatic Discourse supported by the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership took place in Liechtenstein. Former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE, spoke about the challenges posed by the war in Ukraine. In his highly acclaimed book “War with Russia”, published in 2016, General Shirreff had already predicted that Russia under Putin would not shy away from a military attack in order to protect its political interests.

Discours Franco-Allemand 2023

October 11, 2023

At this year’s French-German Leadership Discourse, hosted by Alstom and the European Center for Digital Competitiveness on October 11 in Berlin, Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold was welcomed as guest of honor. The former top manager at DaimerChrysler, CEO of Quelle and Chairman of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) was appointed Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur in 2004. The exchange between Prof. Dr. Mangold and Prof. Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg, founder of the European Center for Digital Competitiveness, opened a discussion with the participation of students and guests from business and society.

5th Short Notice Briefing: Hamas-led terrorist attack on Israel

October 10, 2023

The former commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and member of the Israel Defence Forces General Staff, Major General (ret.) Amikam Norkin, and Brigadier General Shimon Tsentsiper, former head of the IAF Material Directorate, were invited to the 5th Short Notice Briefing. Three days after the Hamas-led terrorist attack on Israel, the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership hosted the briefing to analyze possible scenarios of the conflict and the role of various actors in the region. Prof. Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg chaired the confidential discussions on the state of the war in Israel.

5th Security Policy Roundtable of the Inspector General


On September 20, 2023, the 5th Security Policy Roundtable of the Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, General Carsten Breuer, took place at the Federal Ministry of Defense in Berlin. The main topics were the security policy situation on NATO’s eastern flank and the prospects in the Indo-Pacific. The focus here was on the military and economic implications. As in previous years, the CEOs and chairpersons of well-known German companies were invited to this event. The event was moderated by Professor Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg.