Feature Articles

Foto: Jürgen Hardt beim MAC Bonn

Der Kompromiss-Gestaltungswerkzeug in Zeiten der Krise

| MAC Library | Brexit EU Russia Transatlantic Relations | by Anno Hellenbroich

Anfang Februar wurden Mitglieder und Gäste des Mid-Atlantic Clubs Bonn Zeugen eines spannenden Einblicks in die politischen Herausforderungen, denen sich unser Land aktuell gegenübersieht. Jürgen Hardt, MdB,...

Schmagin: The Unvarnished Memoirs of a Russian Diplomat

| MAC Library | European Security NATO Strategy Politics in Germany Russia | by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Books review by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Reading the memoirs of Russian diplomat 1Jewgeni Alexejewitsch Schmagin who spent almost half a century in Germany, serving as Cultural Attaché in Berlin, Embassy Secretary in Bonn...

Photo Dr Hans Georg Wieck und Friedhelm Ost

The Secret Services: The German Federal Intelligence Service Today

| Features | European Security Global Security Transatlantic Relations Russia | by Anno Hellenbroich

It was some coincidence that on the same day that a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Club Bonn about the subject "Reform of the Bundesnachrichtendienst" (BND – Federal Intelligence Service) was taking place, serious...

Fundamental change for Germany's security policy?

| Luncheons | Bundeswehr European Security Global Security Russia Brexit | by Anno Hellenbroich

Since the “White Book on Security and the future of the German Armed Forces 2016” was published this summer (July 2016), one notes the increased effort being made to make German security policy more comprehensible to the...

Foto: Bindenagel (rechts) mit Abbas Araghchi (2006)

The Russian Crisis and the West

| Features | European Security NATO Strategy Transatlantic Relations Russia | by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

The problem of double standards among the political elite.
A few days ago Professor James D. Bindenagel, former US Ambassador (1996/97) in Berlin, spoke about the “Challenges and possibilities for the transatlantic...

Foto: Herr Dr. Hans-Dieter Heumann

“Workshop for the Future Europe” and the significance of the strategic partnership with the US and Russia

| Features | European Security Global Security Transatlantic Relations Russia | by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

In a speech presented at the Bonn Mid Atlantic Club in late November, the President of the German Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS), Ambassador Dr. Hans-Dieter Heumann spoke about “Europe’s capacity to act in...