Top 5 Articles of 2021

5 articles for 2021

Top 5 Articles of 2021

What topics caught your interest in 2021? Catch up on what was trending at the GCSP.

These are the top 5 most viewed GCSP articles that you engaged with in 2021. Here’s another chance to see our most popular articles in case you missed them.


  1. Team Argonauts from ETH Zürich wins the 7th European Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 

Team "Argonauts" from ETH Zürich were the winners of the 2021 Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge co-organised by the GCSP and the Atlantic Council. The two-day virtual competition welcomed 24 teams from around the world. The competition scenario was based on a cyber incident affecting pan-European healthcare infrastructure. Teams were required to respond to ever-changing situations and offer strategic policy recommendations, from a European point of view, to heads of state, government leaders, senior officials and representatives from the private sector. 


  1. The New Director of the GCSP Has Been Appointed 

In January 2021 at the GCSP’s Foundation Council Meeting, the President, Ambassador Jean-David Levitte, and the representatives of the 53 member states and the Canton of Geneva, appointed the new director of the GCSP, Ambassador Thomas Greminger, former Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Read the news in case you missed it!


  1. Afghanistan : les raisons d’un grave échec américain 

Fin juin 2021, à quelques jours du retrait des troupes américaines en Afghanistan, le président du conseil de fondation, l’Ambassadeur Jean-David Levitte, écrivait un article pour comprendre les raisons de l’échec de la guerre la plus longue de l’histoire. Cet article a été initialement publié sur le site de l’Académie des sciences morales et politiques.


  1. Lessons in Leading a Non-Profit Organisation 

Former GCSP Director, Ambassador Christian Dussey wrote a three-part blog series reflecting on his eight year experience at the GCSP as his mandate came to a close. During his time, he was faced with both challenges and opportunities. In this piece, he discusses the concepts of a Unique Value Proposition (UVP), strategy and execution, transformation and managing change, organisational design, creating an experience, and leadership.


  1. The Women, Peace and Security Index 2021: Highlights & Policy Recommendations 

Ms Federica Tronci, former Young Leader in Foreign and Security Policy Fellow with our Global Fellowship Initiative analyses The Women, Peace and Security Index 2021 report. She concludes that it reveals worrying trends including the fact that global advances of women’s status have slowed by more than half, and disparities have widened across countries in 2021. 


Disclaimer: The views, information and opinions expressed in these articles are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect those shared by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy or its employees. The GCSP is not responsible for and may not always verify the accuracy of the information contained in the written publications submitted by a writer.