Our politically independent magazine for European security and defence policy was established in 2008 and addresses the European security community as well as everybody who is interested in European citizenship, security and defence matters and international politics.
Our authors are personalities from global politics, parliaments of EU Member States and the European Parliament, European institutions, United Nations Organisations, NGOs, academia, think tanks, military and industry experts. They contribute their views and expertise on a wide variety of subjects with political, societal or economic impact.
We have succeeded with our quarterly magazine in creating a veritable platform for community building among authors and readers, from Europe and beyond, combining, since the first edition in 2008, the various civil, military and community aspects of security and defence policy. Not always without heated debate.
Our main focus of attention is the European Union and European and international security and defence issues, but we also cover climate change and new energies, migration and refugee policy or Europe’s contribution to our ‘digital age’. We are convinced that we need a stronger Europe in the world.
In 2011, the magazine received the first European Award for citizenship, security and defence under the patronage of the President of the European Union. It was awarded at a plenary parliamentarian session of the Western European Union in Paris on 9th May 2011 by its President, Robert Walter.
In 2019, the editorial team of the magazine was awarded the Special Jury Prize of the same association for outstanding journalism, enabling European citizens to better understand Europe. The prize was handed over by the former Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ioan Mircea Pașcu, on 26th November 2019 in Berlin.
The next edition (N° 35) will focus mainly on common security in the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) risk mitigation. It will be published on 1st July 2020.
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief: Hartmut Bühl, Brussels
Hartmut Bühl was born in 1940 in Karlsruhe. He has been Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine since 2008. He is a German General Staff Offi cer who served in staff and command positions, among others as a Defence and Security Policy Advisor to two German Chancellors (1982–1986), as Military Attaché in Paris from 1986–1990 and Brigade Commander in Trier (1991). Hartmut was German Head of the Mounting HQ of Eurocorps and Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (DCOS) in Strasbourg (1992–1996). He retired in 1998 from the Bundeswehr as a Commander of the Military Division in Darmstadt before joining Aerospatial/DASA (future EADS) in Paris. He retired in 2005 from EADS as an Executive Vice-President and was engaged by the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Consortium in Brussels as Team Leader Communications until 2007. Hartmut was decorated with the German Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande (1994) and the United States Meritorious Service Medal (1998). France made him Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (2004).
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Translator – Miriam Newman-Tancredi, London
Miriam Newman-Tancredi was born in 1993. She is French and British and joined the ESDU editorial team in 2018 as a freelance bilingual translator. She has been a communications consultant in the defence sector since 2016, working for Eurocorps HQ and CiDAN, among others. After obtaining an LLB in Law and an LLM in International Human Rights Law, Miriam did a Masters in European politics in 2015, specialised in defence and security, at Sciences Po, Strasbourg. She is also a business adviser for Enterprise Europe Network, a European project helping small and medium sized enterprises to innovate.
Deputy Editor in Chief – Nannette Cazaubon, Paris
Nannette Cazaubon was born in 1968 and grew up in Germany and France. An independent journalist specialised in the fi eld of European security and defence, she has been Deputy Editor-in-Chief of “The European – Security and Defence Union” since 2010. Nannette studied literature at the University of Bonn, then Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Paris. She worked as an independent lecturer for various German political foundations and for the Bundestag. She has been living in Paris since 1998, where she started out as an editorial assistant for the German magazine “Der Spiegel”. From 2003–2013 Nannette was the special correspondent for France of the German publishing group Mönch. From 2008–2014 she worked as Senior Editor for SecurityCommunity.eu, an independent information service for CSDP activities.
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Editorial Assistant – Céline Merz, Aachen
Céline Merz was born 1994 in Bonn. After graduating from high school in Bonn, she decided to study business at the International University of Bad Honnef. Since 2017, Céline has been working as an editorial assistant for “The European – Security and Defence Union” magazine, where she is responsible for documentation and picture research and social media.
Layouter – Beate Dach, Berlin
Beate Dach was born in 1972. She has worked for the magazine since 2009. She holds an engineering degree in landscape management and nature conservation. She completed further training as an advertising designer in 2001. Since then, she has worked in agencies and publishing houses, and has been the Layouter at Spree Service GmbH since 2004.