Club discussion with the topic Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

It is a pleasure and honor to announce a catch-up date for the security policy club discussion with the topic

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – 100 billion for the German Army – and now?

Guest speaker: Captain Michael Giss, Head of the Hamburg Regional Command and thus the highest-ranking territorially responsible soldier of the German Army for our city.

Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the subsequent announcement by Chancellor Scholz of special funds of 100 billion for the German Army are two medals of a turning point in time. After an era of operations outside Europe, NATO is once again focusing on national and alliance defence in Europe. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2015 and invasion of Ukraine make clear that potential attacks by large contingents of troops are only one facet of modern warfare. The wide range of hybrid warfare, from cyberattacks to the movement of large crowds and threats to critical infrastructure to the information warfare we are witnessing between Russia and Ukraine, has long been an effective complement to the classic arms race.

In the conversation, we will discuss what challenges and framework conditions the German Army is now facing, what impact the changed security situation is having on German security policy, and what issues we need to address in Hamburg in light of this development.

Dr. Philipp-Christian Wachs, co-owner of the strategy consultancy Wachs & Hesselbarth & Co and active in security policy consulting for many years, will lead the discussion.


The price of 49 €* includes delicacies from the kitchen and selected drinks.