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The Munich Security Conference is an annual event bringing together security experts and politicians, military leaders and the defense 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 trans-Atlantic partnership. The conference was founded, and is managed to this day, by former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger. This page is a collection of DW content on the annual conference in Bavaria.
The timing of the Munich Security Conference gave Germany a chance to underline its commitment to trans-Atlantic alliances. But the Ukrainian president warned that old international security structures are under threat.
"There were two important things happening at the conference: one was the West affirming its unity, which was nice to see," Anne Applebaum told DW. "The dissonance, the problem, is that the Ukrainians, who are also here in large numbers, feel that's not enough."
Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed world leaders and other major voices of global security at the Munich Security Conference. The Ukrainian president has to walk a fine line between pressing his case for support and solidarity without causing panic back home.