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:

Country Focus: Sweden 

  • If Peace Is under Threat: Sweden's Defence Policy (Tommy P. Christensen)
  • “What kind of soldier does Sweden need?” Swedish Defence Today and Tomorrow. (General Micael Byden, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces)
  • “We expect an increase in investments.” (Interview with Lieutenant General Goran Martensson, Director General, FMV)

Further Contents:

  • The Visegrad Group’s Role in the European Security System (Michal Jarocki)
  • Forging New Relationships: The Czech Defence Minister Visits his Austrian Counterpart (Interview with the Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar and the Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek)
  • Turkey–US Relations: The Turkish Side of the Rubik's Cube (Andreea Stoian Karadeli)
  • Russia In Central Asia: A Hegemon in Decline (Stephen Blank)
  • When Cooperation Becomes Synergy (Interview with Rear Admiral Wim Robberecht, Commander of the Belgian Navy)
  • Czeching Out: The Czech Air Force (Alan Warnes)
  • Czech Republic Army Modernisation Programmes (Edward Hobbs)
  • Poland's Billion-Dollar Procurement Programmes (Michal Jarocki)
  • “We need a long-range artillery capability.” (Interview with General Francisco Javier Varela Salas, Chief of Staff, Spanish Army)
  • Ballistic Missile Defence in Eastern Europe (Alexander Horobets)
  • “The conduct of the Russian military is characterised by criminal acts.” (Interview with Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, Commander of the Ukrainian Navy)
  • The Invisible Spear, Sword and Shield Electronic Warfare in the Third Decade of the 21st Century (John Antal)
  • The Turkish Air Force: Current Status and Perspectives (Georg Mader)
  • A New Generation of Submarine Combat Management Systems (Luca Peruzzi)
  • The Royal Netherlands Navy's Submarine Replacement Programme (Jaime Karremann)
  • The Norwegian ‘One-Stop Shop‘ Support Ship: The HNoMS MAUD (Guy Toremans)
  • Beefing Up NATO’s Artillery (Tim Guest)
  • Urgently Needed: Weapon-Locating Radars (Tim Guest)
  • Simulator Visualisation Systems (William Carter)
  • Gunnery Simulation and Training (William Carter)
  • The Turkish Defence and Aerospace Industrial Base: Players and Programmes (Kubilai Han)
  • Turkish Defence Exports and Political Environment (Korhan Ozkilinc)
  • Komatsu’s Withdrawal from the Armoured Vehicles Business (Shinichi Kiyotani)
  • Saudi Arabia Shows Off (Alan Warnes)

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