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 
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 a digital format.

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Contents of the current issue

Content includes:

  • Russia’s Vostok-2018 Exercise: What Does it Mean? (Stephen Blank)
  • Syria: A Chess Game of the World Powers (Andreea Stoian Karadeli)
  • India Votes: Is Narendra Modi Still the Front-Runner for 2019? (Bindiya Carmeline Thomas)
  • EU CBRN Action Plan: A Mixed Verdict (Dan Kaszeta)
  • Missions, Roles, Structures and Future Perspectives of the Hellenic Armed Forces (Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis HN,Chief of the Hellenic Defence General Staff)
  • "We are going to face many challenges” (Interview with Vice Admiral Nikolaos Tsounis,Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff)
  • Northern Night Watch – The Royal Norwegian Air Force (Georg Mader)
  • Tragedy at Dawn: Norwegian Frigate Collides with Tanker (Guy Toremans)
  • NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Cold Weather Operations (Author Team: NATO CoE – CWO)
  • The Swiss Army (Peter Jenni)
  • Casualty Treatment in the War in Eastern Ukraine (Alex Horobets)
  • Thermal Sights for Infantry Weapons (Tamir Eshel)
  • New Developments in Lightweight and Heavy Torpedoes (Luca Peruzzi)
  • Railgun Programmes – a Status Report (Jack Richardson)
  • TF-X – Turkey's indigenous Stealth Fighter (Georg Mader)
  • Japan’s Next Attack Helicopter (Shinichi Kiyotani)
  • Russian Drones on the Rise (Eugene Kogan)
  • Spain’s Defence Industry (Esteban Villarejo)
  • Belgium Goes for the F-35 LIGHTNING II (Joris Verbeurgt)

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