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Does Germany Need a National Security Council?

Julianne Smith

Center for a New American Security

Julianne Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security and a Senior Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies LLC. She is a member of AICGS' Board of Trustees.

In an op-ed for Tagesspiegel Causa, AICGS Trustee Julianne Smith calls on Germany to engage a National Security Council, a stance recently reiterated by German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who called a National Security Council an opportunity to optimize the decision-making process and improve coordination with the government.

This topic was also discussed during AICGS’ conference in Hamburg on The United States and Germany: Partnership under Stress?

The views expressed are those of the author(s) alone. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.