Swiss security policy in the European and global context
Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport in conversation with Dr. Katja Gentinetta
For the past two and a half years, Member of the Swiss Federal Council Viola Amherd has led the Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS. As Switzerland’s first female defense minister, she is committed, among other things, to more women in the armed forces and in security policy in general. In terms of security policy, however, she has to keep an eye on the whole world: the global role of the U.S., China’s ambitions, Russia’s conduct, the positioning of the EU, but also the growing threats in cyberspace as well as those arising from espionage, terrorism and extremism. – How can Switzerland arm itself against these dangers? Does it have the means and the knowledge to do so? With which partners can it cooperate? How important is the EU? Katja Gentinetta will discuss these questions with Member of the Swiss Federal Council Viola Amherd.