Bisherige Veranstaltungen

Pirates always keep on sailing


Rückblick auf den Vortrag von Univ. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer „Supply Chain Disruptions in Turbulent Times“ Freitag, 13. Mai 2022  in der Wirtschaftsuniversität, 1020 Wien. Von Wolfgang Geißler „Oh weh, die Wege! Wir wissen aus der Forschung, wenn Stationen weiter weg sind als 300 Meter, dann gibt es einen gewissen ... Weiterlesen >

Das Ende einer Weltmacht – Österreich-Ungarn – 1867-1918


Das Arsenal unweit des Belvederes hatte für mich seit meiner Ankunft in Wien vor vielen Jahren schon immer einen gewissen Reiz. Umgeben von einer prächtigen Parkanlage liegt das Gebäude des Heeresgeschichtlichen Museums, erbaut auf Befehl Kaiser Franz Josefs als „Waffenmuseum“ Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, inmitten einer fast pazifistischen Ruhe. ... Weiterlesen >

The World has changed – where does the UK stand?


A Review of the Panel Dicussion on that subject on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 at Musiksalon der Diplomatischen Akademie Favoritenstrasse 15A 1040 Wien. By Colin Munro (Photos courtesy Ekaterina Yaneva) This was the first ABS event in two years, free of COVID restrictions, at the Diplomatic Academy. Members and ... Weiterlesen >

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Policy Papers

Policy Paper No. 28


Co-operation between the European Union and the United Kingdom in Defence, Security, Intelligence and Justice & Home Affairs after BREXIT

Written by Alexander Christiani

The decision by the British Government to leave the European Union was, in my mind a colossal mistake whose negative reverberations will be felt for many years to come.

However, despite many irritations between the UK and the EU over the years, Britain has decisively contributed to a great number of our common goals, notably the common market, free trade and her leadership in the areas of defence, common security and intelligence. As a permanent member … Weiterlesen >

The Fading Rainbow Nation | South Africa in 2022


The Fading Rainbow Nation | South Africa in 2022 Written by Tony Leon -  commentary  by Alexander Christiani, Austrian Ambassador to South Africa 1986-1990 Shakespeare’s lament that “When sorrows come, they come not as single spies, but in battalions” resonates deeply in South Africa today. Twenty-eight ... Weiterlesen >

ABS Policy Paper No. 26


Crime, justice & security co-operation with the EU after Brexit Written by SENIOR EUROPEAN EXPERTS ,London ( abbreviated by Alexander Christiani) Introduction Since the 1990s there has been a noticeable increase in cross-border crime, terrorism and people trafficking.  Whilst definitions vary, law enforcement agencies across the world have ... Weiterlesen >

ABS Blog

Austrian vs. British “Sommerfrische”


Where the differences lie by Jochen Ressel | with highly appreciated inputs from Melanie Sully, Wolfgang Geissler and Ian Murdoch Spring has finally arrived, the snow has disappeared, and the warm and sunny period has started, making many of us think about plans for the summer season. Reason ... Weiterlesen >

Schwarzenegger addresses Russian people


by Jochen Ressel On March 18th, 2022, a special video message has been distributed through various communication channels, produced by the famous and worldwide known former Governor of California, former bodybuilding World Champion, and former actor, born in Austrian who made his career in the United States, Arnold ... Weiterlesen >

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Members of the Royal Family and representatives of His Royal Highness's many charities and interests gathered at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life and work of this extraordinary public figure. ... See more

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Und hier ist er schon, der Nachbericht zu einer weiteren großartigen #AustroBritishSociety-Veranstaltung, bei der Botschafter a.D. Dr. Alexander Christiani mit humorvollen Aspekte des diplomatischen ... See more