The European – Security and Defence Union

The leading magazine for Europe’s Security Defence Community


Our magazine addresses decision-makers in European and national politics, European institutions and international organisations, NATO and armed forces, as well as diplomats, professors, students, and anyone who wants to learn more about the background of European and international politics in our globalised world.

Publishing house and direction

In May 2023, our publication joined Mittler Report Verlag GmbH, Bonn, a publishing house under the roof of Tamm Media GmbH, Hamburg The magazine’s content is directed by Editor-in-Chief Hartmut Bühl and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Nannette Cazaubon, both based in Paris.


In its efforts to report on Europe in a world facing global geopolitical challenges, the editorial team is supported by free correspondents in India, Japan, Middle East and South-East Europe. We will widen this network of correspondents in 2024.


In 2011, our magazine received the first “European Award for Citizenship, Security and Defence” under the patronage of the President of the European Council. In 2019, our editorial team was awarded with the CIDAN Jury Special Prize of the same competition “for outstanding journalism, enabling European citizens to better understand the European
Union”. The prize was accompanied by a medal from the French President Emmanuel Macron.


Our politically independent quarterly magazine was founded in 2008. The publication puts the focus on geopolitics and European and international security and defence issues, but also discusses topics with broad societal implications such as, amongst others, climate change and new energies, European migration and refugee policy, cybersecurity, cooperation in civil protection, or internationally relevant aspects of health policy.

External authors

In addition to the news, articles, interviews, commentaries and documentation sheets produced by our editorial staff and our correspondents, we invite a wide range of high-ranking personalities to contribute with article or interviews to the content of our magazine. Since the magazine’s beginnings, we have published contributions by national ministers, presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament, leading MEPs, directors of EU agencies, NATO leaders and experts from academia, think tanks and NGOs as well as from industry.


To name just a few…

In our last editions we had the pleasure of welcoming from the European institutions EU High Representative/Vice President of the EU Commission Joseph Borrell; the European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič; the (former) Head of the EU Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) Hilde Hardeman and her successor Dr Peter Wagner; the Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA), Jiří Šedivý, the Chairman of the EU Military Committee (EUMC) General Robert Brieger, as well as Members of the European Parliament such as the Standing Rapporteur on Ukraine Michael Gahler MEP and of national parliaments, such as Natalia Pouzyreff (France) and Roderich Kiesewetter (Germany).

We also received contributions from experts of leading thinktanks, such as the migration expert and Founding Chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI) General Knaus (Berlin); the Director of Security Studies of the Sejong Institute Eunsook Chung (South Korea); the President of the Robert Schuman Foundation Jean-Dominique Giuliani (Paris), as well as the Managing Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Michael Singh (Washington DC). Furthermore, we published the views of academics such as the Chair of International Relations at the Cologne University Professor Thomas Jäger (Cologne) and of industry leaders such as the Managing Director of the Federation of German Security and Defence Industries – BDSV Hans-Christoph Atzpodien (Berlin).