European Security and Defence

As a foreign and security policy think tank, the continuous analysis of the European Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is of central importance for the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy. The further development of the CSDP, as well as security policy cooperation between the EU and NATO have a direct influence on the security and stability of the European neighbourhood as well as on European unity and, therefore, represent essential aspects of our activities. In the course of its intensive analytical work, the AIES regularly organises background discussions with international experts and makes its research recommendations available to the general public as well as to Austrian decision-makers.

Current AIES activities on the topic. Research also in the database.


Events

Ukraine: Is the war about to be decided?

13.06.2024 / A lecture by Lieutenant General Hofbauer and Major General Dr Vorhofer

The EEAS perspective on Hybrid Threats

06.06.2024 / Discussion with Mindaugas Lašas

Artificial Intelligence as a game changer for cyber policies?

04.06.2024 / AIES moderation at the Cyber Summit in Paris

European Security and the Future of EU-NATO Relations

27.05.2024 / Transatlantic Talks #1

Turning point?

23.04.2024 / An interim assessment of Germany's and Austria's defense capabilities

Vienna Dialogue 2024 on the future of Europe

22.04.2024 / Potentials of German-Austrian cooperation

The European Defence Industrial Strategy

21.03.2024 / Expert Workshop at the AIES

2 years of war

22.02.2024 / Russia's war against Ukraine

From Non-Aligned to NATO

08.02.2024 / The Evolution of Finland’s Security Policy

In the media

15.03.2024 / Defense News
Sweden and Finland have dropped neutrality. Austria still fetes it.
Statements by AIES Research Fellow Christoph Schwarz

19.02.2024 / Al Jazeera English
Two years into Russia’s war in Ukraine, how strong is NATO’s unity?
Statements by AIES Research Fellow Chistoph Schwarz

27.06.2022 / NRC (The Netherlands)
Poetins invasie is het begin van een nieuwe Koude Oorlog
Interview Velina Tchakarova

20.11.2021 / CNN
The EU realizes it can't rely on America for protection
Statement by Velina Tchakarova

14.06.2021 / The Probe
The Biden-Putin meet in Geneva is a spill-words summit
Statements by Velina Tchakarova

13.04.2021 / Raisina Files 2021
Is A Cold War 2.0 Inevitable?
Article by Velina Tchakarova

13.09.2020 / AP News
Greece, Turkey signal willingness to talk about sea dispute
Statements by Dr. Michaël Tanchum

Publications

EU-NATO Kooperation: Nach dem NATO-Gipfeltreffen in Madrid 2022

EU-NATO Kooperation: Nach dem NATO-Gipfeltreffen in Madrid 2022

Ulf Michael Steindl: EU-NATO Kooperation - Nach dem NATO-Gipfeltreffen in Madrid 2022, AIES Studies 2/2022.

Desinformation und Cyberangriffe: Europäische Antworten

Desinformation und Cyberangriffe: Europäische Antworten

Michael Zinkanell: Desinformation und Cyberangriffe - Europäische Antworten auf zunehmende hybride Bedrohungen, AIES Studies 1/2022.

Das Europäische Investitionsprogramm für Verteidigung: Szenarien und Chancen

Das Europäische Investitionsprogramm für Verteidigung: Szenarien und Chancen

Ulf Michael Steindl: Das Europäische Investitionsprogramm für Verteidigung: Szenarien und Chancen, AIES Studies 6/2023.

EU-NATO Kooperation: Vor dem Hintergrund neuer Mitgliedschaften

EU-NATO Kooperation: Vor dem Hintergrund neuer Mitgliedschaften

Ulf Michael Steindl: EU-NATO Kooperation - Vor dem Hintergrund neuer Mitgliedschaften, AIES Studies 5/2023.

Podcast

20.07.23 / Episode 17 / Special Series on the EU as a global actor

EU-US Relations: A Solid Alliance in a Shifting Global Landscape?

In this episode, Associate Fellow Nick Nieschalke is in conversation with Max Bergmann, the director of the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and the Stuart Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), to discuss the current state of transatlantic relations against the background of dramatic changes in the international system – above all the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This episode is the second in a 4-part special series on the EU as a global actor. Other episodes of this series focus on the EU's relations with the China, ASEAN, as well as the African Union.

This special series is conducted in partnership with the Multilateral Dialoge Vienna of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Videos


Transatlantic Talks #1

27.05.24 / European Security and the Future of EU-NATO Relations

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From Non-Aligned to NATO

05.02.24 / The Evolution of Finland’s Security Policy

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The Battle for Ukraine

10.11.23 / Markus Reisner speaks at the 27th European Forum

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27. European Forum Vienna

10.11.23 / Annual conference by the AIES

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Russian War of Aggression against Ukraine and its Implications on European Security

28.09.23 / A Lithuanian – Austrian Perspective on the European security architecture

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Our Freedom and Security in a Globalised World

01.06.23 / Panel Discussion with the President of Czech Republic, Petr Pavel

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