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.
Heading home after the Munich Security Conference, political leaders leave behind diverging ideas of how to reduce conflict in the Middle East. With no easy solutions, prospects of peace remain elusive as ever.
Though fewer Syrian refugees are coming to Europe, Filippo Grandi urged the world not to forget their plight. At the Munich Security Conference, he also told DW he hopes the new US administration will continue to provide humaitarian aid.
As the US sought to affirm its commitment to trans-Atlantic relations, Europeans felt it was time to back those words with action. The focus shifted from defense spending to the prospect of a "European way" of security.
The Russian world view, as advocated by its foreign minister, sees countries develop bilateral relations. His words were at odds with those of US Vice President Mike Pence - and others at the Munich Security Conference.
As uncertainty swirls around the future of the military alliance, DW spoke with NATO commander Petr Pavel at the Munich Security Conference about the defense bloc's primary challenges: Russia, terrorism and cyberwarfare.