nationalsec73Lina von Petersdorff
(Researcher, RIEAS Internship Program)

Copyright @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Published on 29 May 2021.

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

When I was asked to orate on foreign and security policy at “Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation” in May 2021, the chancellor candidate of the CDU Armin Laschet announced he wants to establish a National Security Council (NSC) for Germany if his party wins the election.

In his idea the institution will be similar to the existing security council in the United States and will consist of ministers, the chancellor and prime ministers from the states (Spiegel Online, 2021). It has to be discussed critically what kind of advantages and disadvantages a security council has and if the council could be used as an instrument to take away power from the parliament.... Read more