ARES – Armament Industry European Research Group
Objective
The Armament Industry European Research Group (Ares Group) was created in 2016 by The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), who coordinates the Group. The aim of the Ares Group, a high-level network of security and defence specialists across Europe, is to provide a forum to the European armament community, bringing together top defence industrial policy specialists, to encourage fresh strategic thinking in the field, develop innovative policy proposals and conduct studies for public and private actors.

Group members
The club brings together experienced armament policy and defence industrial policy experts, working accross European universities and think tanks.

Activities
• Publications:
- Comments: short-format opinion pieces
- Policy Papers: medium format notes
- Reports: long format studies
These publications are freely available on the Group’s website. Policy Papers and Reports are written jointly by two or more experts to provide a cross-eyes approach to one subject.
• Two annual seminars take place in Brussels and Paris supported by the material produced by the Group.
 
 
21.03.2019
PeSCo: The Swedish Perspective
by Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, Researcher at the Research Centre of The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
 
 
14.02.2019
PeSCo: The French Perspective
 
 
PeSCo: The German Perspective
by Claudia Major, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), and Christian Mölling, Research Director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
 
 
05.02.2019
PeSCo: The Cyprus Perspective
By Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, Research Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
 
 
27.11.2018
PeSCo: The Greek Perspective
By Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou, Research Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
 
 
15.11.2018
PeSCo: The Belgian Perspective
by Federico Santopinto / Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP)
 
 
15.10.2018
PeSCo: The Polish Perspective
by Marcin Terlikowski, Head, International Security Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
 
 
08.10.2018
Defence Industrial Policy in Serbia: Drivers and Influence
By Katarina Djokic, Researcher in Belgrade Centre for Security Policy
 
 
20.09.2018
PeSCo: The Italian Perspective
by Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
 
 
11.09.2018
PeSCo: The Lithuanian Perspective
by Margarita Šešelgytė, Studies Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
 
 
PeSCo: The Dutch Perspective
by Dick Zandee, Head of the Security Unit, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
Contact
Pilots
Jean-Pierre Maulny, Olivier de France, Sylvie Matelly, Sophie Lefeez

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 60
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