An all-star cast of ECFR experts attended this year’s Munich Security Conference to take part in important debates about the future of our world. The topics they spoke about ranged from Germany’s geopolitical role to European defence, to the importance of a joint strategy in the Western Balkans. Here, they discuss their main takeaways from the event, providing insight into a broad range of invigorating discussions.
The 2020 Munich Security Conference showed how the ties that bind global players together are being weaponised in a new great power competition.
To hope that German defence policy will become more French is equivalent to waiting for Godot.
With such a smorgasbord of offerings, most people eat the familiar food and leave the conference pleasantly full of the same ideas that they entered with.
Bipartisan US pressure over China is rubbing Europeans up the wrong way. But the Americans are right that hard choices await.
This year’s Munich Security Conference showed once again that just two players will fight the global battle over tech. And guess who’s missing.