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Bullets and Bytes

Our security blog on military affairs, terrorism, intelligence, and cyber warfare


By rejecting the manner in which the EU develops into a defense actor, Washington risks losing its ability to shape that discussion.


On the eve of the Munich Security Conference, the CDU’s new leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer talks foreign policy with BERLIN POLICY JOURANAL.


Freedom of navigation is a vital European interest, even in areas where China claims special rights.


Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying on the need for cooperation amid great power conflict.


Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov warns against destroying the current world order before thinking about what could replace it.


Munich Security Conference (MSC) Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger on his wishes and concerns for 2019.

The French president’s brainchild shapes up as primarily a military-to-military “strategic workshop,” not intended to become a separate intervention force.


The tools we have relied upon to address the world’s challenges are losing potency—one of the lessons of this year’s MSC.


Observations from the 2018 Munich Security Conference.


Markus Ederer, the EU’s ambassador to Russia, on the challenges facing EU-Russian relations.


The showdown between Israel and Iran took center stage at the Munich Security Conference’s final day.


The second day of the MSC laid bare some of the challenges facing Europe and the global community, with Russia and Turkey taking the floor.


Day One of the Munich Security Conference started with a stark warning to the world – and some signs that Europe will get serious on defense.


There’s never been a better chance to beef up European defense.


The US and Europe seem to be pulling apart. But there is still space for meaningful transatlantic cooperation.


The 1967 Harmel Report is as relevant as ever for NATO’s strategic thinking.