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.
In an interview with DW at the 2019 Munich Security Conference, Bilawal Bhutto, a Pakistani politician and son of the late PM Benazir Bhutto, urged more engagement between Islamabad and New Delhi to foster peace and resolve the Kashmir conflict.
Few delegates at the Munich Security Conference showed up to discuss climate change. But those that did were reminded that the current collapse of the Earth's ecosystems is already causing conflict and mass migration.
As Donald Trump leads the US's withdrawal from multilateralism, the Munich Security Conference is dominated by concerns the world is fragmenting. But, to some, insisting on this world order threatens Cold War conditions.