The Munich Security Conference is an annual event bringing together security experts and politicians, military leaders and the defence industry from around the world.
Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become a key annual gathering for the international "strategic community." It is dedicated to promoting peaceful conflict resolution and international cooperation and has a special focus on transatlantic partnership. The conference was founded, and is managed to this day, by German former diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger. This page is a collection of DW's most recent content concerning the annual conference in Bavaria.
Germany's military stepped in after airport fuel companies — citing US sanctions — refused to refuel an Iranian plane. The incident almost prevented Iran's foreign minister from attending a prominent security conference.
Could Deniz Yücel's release from prison represent a real shift in Turkish politics? "There is an atmosphere of cooperation with Turkey, but we should not overestimate this special case," German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told DW at the Munich Security Conference.
Get your Lederhosen out and deck the tables with checked tablecloths. The Stammtisch heads south this week, as Michaela and Jeremy go trawling the corridors of the Munich Security Conference. Is German politics in crisis? Or is it a problem within the main parties? Damien McGuinness finds out at the Stammtisch with Jeremy Cliffe, Michaela Küfner and Ben Knight.