For a long time, armed conflict was considered a central security policy issue in all European states. However, in view of the juridification of international relations and the increasing interdependence in the course of globalization, armed conflict has become less important. This applies in particular to the states of Central Europe, which are surrounded exclusively by stable democracies and can benefit from the security policy commitment of the EU and NATO. On the other hand, new forms of violent political conflicts have developed, from which various direct and indirect threats to the European States and thus also to Liechtenstein result. In addition to detailed descriptions of definitions and theories of political conflicts as well as a threat and environment analysis, the study also contains an analysis of Swiss-Liechtenstein relations.
Project duration: 2013 to 2015