European Security & Defence

Published in English for global decision makers in politics and armed forces

European Security & Defence (ESD) addresses focal aspects of European security and defence policy, force development and armament for an international audience in more than 100 countries. Contributors include high-level authors from politics, armed forces, public administration and science covering:

  • Security policy
  • International armed forces
  • Armament and procurement
  • Weapon systems and equipment
  • International defence technology
  • Research and technology

ESD's annual programme includes a special issue on „Defence Procurement in Germany“.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Peter Bossdorf
Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Col. (ret) Henning Bartels
Managing Editor (Magazine): Stephen Barnard
Managing Editor (Newsletter): Dorothee Frank
Marketing/Advertising: Juergen Hensel
Supported by the ES&T editorial team and an international network of correspondents and authors.

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ESD Spotlight

From January 2015 the magazine is accompanied by the newsletter ESD Spotlight. ESD Spotlight is published fortnightly, can be subscribed to free of charge and brings you up-to-the minute information and news in the areas of security policy, armament and procurement, and defence industry.

ESD Spotlight is distributed by email in PDF format.

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Current Issue

Contents of issue 5/2017 include:


  • End of the Peace Dividend – Czech Republic Joins the Ranks in Modernising the Armed Forces (Thomas Bauer)
  • Fundamental Transformation in the Past Decade (Josef Be?vá?)
  • The Czech Republic – A Defence Market Overview (Stephen Barnard)

Other Topics:

  • The Baltic States' Defence Capabilities (Giulia Tilenni)
  • Are Russia and NATO on the Collision Course around the Black Sea Region? (Eugene Kogan)
  • What Belarus’ Crisis Means for European Security (Stephen Blank)
  • Does OPEC Have a Future? OPEC Versus US Shale Oil Revolution (Frank Umbach)
  • Royal Norwegian Navy and Maritime Forces Overview (Bob Nugent)
  • Poland – The Strategic Environment and Defence Modernisation (David Saw)
  • From COIN Back to Combat Operations (Michael Johnsson)
  • Headwinds Continue for European Air Lift (Andrew Drwiega)
  • Air and Missile Defence Alternatives (Doug Richardson)
  • Naval ASW Sonar Review (Bob Nugent)
  • Rocket Propulsion for Guided Missiles (Doug Richardson)
  • Armour Evolution in Poland (David Saw)
  • New Counter-Air Defence Capability Emerges (Stefan Nitschke)
  • Polish Defence Industry (Remigiusz Wilk)
  • “Funding is the cornerstone of any defence technology development.”- Interview with Michael Schreyögg, Chief Programme Officer, MTU Aero Engines
  • European Submarine Cooperation (Stefan Nitschke)
  • IMDS 2018 (Sergei Kirshin and Yury Laskin)
  • “Best competence to build the next generation of conventional submarines.”- Interview with Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence Systems


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