Club discussion100 billion for the Bundeswehr – and now?

This club event is prosponed, unfortunately the speaker, Captain Michael Giss, had to cancel at short notice due to illness.

Due to current occasion we invite you

on Monday, 28 April 2022 at 7 p.m.

to a security policy club discussion with the topic

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, 100 billion for the Bundeswehr – and now?”

We are pleased to welcome Captain at sea Michael Giss, head of the Hamburg Regional Command and thus the highest-ranking Bundeswehr soldier with territorial responsibility for our city.

Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the subsequent announcement by Chancellor Scholz of special funds of 100 billion for the Bundeswehr are two medals of a turning point. After an era of operations outside Europe, NATO is once again focusing on national and alliance defence in Europe. The Russian annexation of Crimea in 2015 and the invasion of Ukraine make it clear that possible attacks by large contingents of troops are only one facet of modern warfare. The wide range of hybrid warfare, from cyber attacks 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 weapons campaign.

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

The evening will be moderated by Dr. Philipp-Christian Wachs, Co-owner of the strategy consultancy Wachs & Hesselbarth & Co and active in security policy consulting for many years.

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