Four takeaways from Munich


Last week, Nicole Koenig was at the 55th Munich Security Conference. In this policy position she outlines four key takeaways:

  1. The EU appeared as the last stronghold of multilateralism – but this was above all symbolic.
  2. The transatlantic rift was consolidated, but there were some hopeful signs.
  3. Russia, China and Iran rejoiced in Western disunity and imposed their own vision of multilateralism.
  4. We have to prepare for security challenges that transcend the nation state and add to the toolbox of great power competition.

These entail a number of unanswered questions that will have to be monitored in the course of this year.