Opinion Pieces for the 2010 Munich Security Conference

December 2009 – February 2010

Context and objectives

Founded in 1962, the Munich Security Conference is one of the premier international events bringing together cabinet ministers, senior civilian and military officials, academics and journalists to discuss current security challenges. In preparation for the 2010 meeting held on 5-7 February 2010, conference chairman Wolfgang Ischinger invited GPPi as the forum’s 2010 think tank partner to contribute brief background pieces on the key challenges on this year’s agenda: global energy security, the future of the European security architecture, nuclear non-proliferation, security in the Middle East, the war in Afghanistan and NATO’s new strategic concept. The GPPi team of experts was complemented by Timo Noetzel, senior advisor to the chairman of the Munich Security Conference.

Project outputs

GPPi’s experts contributed opinion pieces that were published in February 2010 as part of the conference booklet and later on the Munich Security Conference web site. The following six papers emerged from this project: