What security structures do we need today?

The war in Ukraine has plainly shown us how fragile peace is. At the same time, it is forcing us to reflect on the structures we as societies have to promote in order to create or at least maintain peace. Strong military defence systems appear to be the order of the day in light of the aggressiveness of an unpredictable opponent. But we also need strong institutions, an independent justice system, political alliances, and economic cooperation on a level playing field – in other words, strong democratic structures. Read more