Editorial staff

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief: Hartmut Bühl, Brussels

Hartmut Bühl was born on February, 25th 1940 in Karlsruhe.

Bundeswehr (1960-1998): Artillery/ General Staff Officer; Defence and Security Policy Advisor to the German Chancellors (1982-1986); Military Attaché in Paris (1986-1990); German Head of the EUROCORPS’ Mounting HQ/ Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (DCSO) in Strasbourg (1992-1996); Commander of Military Division 43, Darmstadt (1996-1998)

Industry (1998-2007): Vice President and Marketing Director, Euromissile, Paris (1998); Vice President and Director for EU Defence Policy and NATO, EADS, Brussels (2001); Team Lead Communications, AGS Industries, Brussels (2005-2007)

International Consultant (2008): EU Security and Defence Policy and NATO

Journalist: Senior Editor for  European Affairs and Head of the Brussels Office of the “Behörden Spiegel”, Bonn/Berlin (2007); Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of “The European – Security and Defence Union”, a product of the ProPress Group, Berlin (2008). The magazine holds the “European Award 2011 for Citizenship, Security and Defence”.

Personal Profile: Hartmut Bühl has written and co-authored several books on Security and Defence Policy and Strategy as well as a dictionary on Security and Defence Policy. In 1994, he published along with Dr Klaus Achmann a reader on the military resistance to Hitler:  “20. Juli 1944 – Lebensbilder aus dem militärischen Widerstand” (1998, 3rd edition)

Decorations: His decorations include Germany’s “Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse“ (1993), Commander of French National Merit (1993) and the United States’ “Meritorious Medal” (1998).  France made him a “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honour) in 2004.

Other activities: Hartmut Bühl is one of the founding members of the NGO “EuroDefense” (1981) where he is currently member of both, the German and the French section.  He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) in Brussels since 2001.  Since March 2008 he has been a town councilor in Berchères-sur-Vesgre, Eure & Loire, France.

Deputy Editorial-in-Chief: Nannette Cazaubon, Paris

Nannette Cazaubon was born in 1968 and grew up in Germany and France.

She has been Deputy Editor-in-Chief for “The European – Security and Defence Union” since 2010. She is an independent journalist specialized in the field of European security and defence. Ms. Cazaubon studied literature at the University of Bonn and later on Political Sciences at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Paris. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as an independent conference lecturer for various German political foundations and for the German Bundestag. She has been living in Paris since 1998, where she started as editorial assistant for the German magazine “Der Spiegel”. Since 2003, Ms. Cazaubon has been special correspondent for France of the German publishing group Mönch and since 2008 she has additionally been working as Senior Editor for, an independent information service for CSDP activities, which is proposed by the Brussels-based office of Copura GmbH.

Editorial Assistant: Alexa Keinert, Berlin

Alexa Keinert has been working as assistant to the editorial team at the magazine since June 2011 and has also assumed the editorial contribution to the website.

After graduating with distinction from the Otto-Kühne-Schule in Bonn, she spent nine months in Brussels, where she worked as Project Assistant at the European Security Round Table (ESRT), a policy platform for European security and defence topics. Currently she is studying communication and political sciences at Free University in Berlin. Since February 2014 she is contributing to a research project exploring the impact of challenger’s online-communication on mass media’s agenda.

Translator: Mary Zulke, Paris

Mary Zulke was born in 1953, in Hampshire, UK.  She graduated from Bradford University with a B.A. Hons in German and French in 1975, and from ESIT (Ecole Supérieure des Interprètes et Traducteurs) in Paris in 1978.

She worked as a freelance interpreter/translator until 1997, when she joined the Assembly of WEU/ESDA (European Security and Defence Assembly), where she worked as Head Interpreter and translator until the closure of the organization in 2011.  Since 2011 she has been working as a Paris-based freelance translator and she has been member of the editorial team “The European- Security and Defence Union “ since January 2012.

Editorial support: Beate Dach, Berlin

Since 2004, Beate Dach has been working in Berlin at the ProPress Group as graphic designer responsible for the visual conception of congresses and all kinds of print media.

Originally an engineer (Dipl Ing) for Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, she became graphic designer in 2001 and worked for several publishing houses, agencies and private customers.

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