The CNSS e.V. is an association of general staff officers, scientists and personalities from politics and business. Inspired by the intellectual achievement of Carl von Clausewitz, we cultivate the discourse on the interaction between politics, war and strategy in the present. The CNSS is characterized by a hierarchy-free discourse with top minds from various social organisations.

Our members hold high levels of responsibility and know what they are talking about. This leads to a synthesis of knowledge and skills, theory and practice, and civilian and military thinking, embedded on a scientific basis. We pursue a double purpose: on the one hand, fundamental research on strategic thinking. On the other hand, within the CNSS, we develop strategies and analyses, identify courses of action, and name their respective prerequisites and implications. In this way, we create strategic foresight and unfold the strategic dimension of political analyses and recommendations for action, which otherwise rely much more on day-to-day political affairs and short-term opportunity considerations.