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.
 
 
05.12.2016
Today’s Technological Innovations for tomorrow’s Defence
by Christophe-Alexandre Paillard, French Senior Official, Senior Lecturer (Sciences Po Paris), and Professor Nick Butler, King’s College, London.
 
 
Technological Innovation, the US Third Offset Strategy and the Future Transatlantic Defense
by John Louth, Senior Research Fellow and Director for Defence, Industries and Society at RUSI , and Christian Moelling, Senior Resident Fellow for Security Policy with GMF.
 
 
04.11.2016
 
 
24.10.2016
Defence Industrial Policy in Belgium and The Netherlands
 
 
19.10.2016
The Eu’s Security of Supply Agenda
by Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
 
 
17.06.2016
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann – Nexter: A Rapid Integration as the Key for a Real Marriage
 
 
10.06.2016
Four Proposals for a Defence Procurement Plan for the European Union
 
 
03.05.2016
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Spain on EUROMALE
By Felix Arteaga, Senior Analyst, Real Instituto Elcano
 
 
02.05.2016
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Italy on EUROMALE
By Alessandro Marrone, Senior Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
 
 
27.04.2016
A ‘Game Changer’? The EU’S Preparatory Action on Defence Research
By Daniel Fiott, Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels ; Renaud Bellais, Associate Researcher in Economics, ENSTA Bretagne, France
 
 
24.03.2016
Armament Industry Research Group: Presentation
By the Ares Group’s Board (Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, IRIS, Paris ; Carole Ferrand, General Directorate for Armament, Ministry of Defence, Paris ; Hilmar Linnenkamp, Advisor, SWP, Berlin ; Antonio Missiroli, Director, EUISS, Paris ; Nick Witney, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR, London).
Contact
Pilots
Jean-Pierre Maulny, Olivier de France, Sylvie Matelly, Sophie Lefeez

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