Germany’s security strategy in the making

What does the UK want from Germany?

Members event, Panel
24 November 2022 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM
Chatham House and Online

At the beginning of this year, the new German Government initiated a national security strategy, the first of its kind. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February and the decisions it entailed, in particular the pledge of spending €100 billion on defence and increasing NATO contributions to the two per cent rate, show that this is a key moment for Germany to reposition its security narrative, content and practice. This will have implications for Europe and the UK.

At this event, experts examine what the UK would want from Germany’s security strategy. It is a chance to input perspectives from the UK on this important development.

The following questions are considered:

  • What approach would the UK hope to see in Germany’s national security strategy?

  • How might the strategy influence, or be influenced by, the war in Ukraine?

  • What do early indications mean for the overall direction of German security?

This event forms part of Chatham House’s work on the ‘UK in the World’ Initiative.

As with all Chatham House member events, questions from members drive the conversation.

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