[Policy Papers] PeSCo: The Spanish, Dutch, Lithuanian, Italian, Polish, Belgian, Greek, Cypriot, German and French Perspectives

Ares Group – by Felix Arteaga (RIE – Spain), Dick Zandee (Clingendael Institute – Netherlands, Margarita Šešelgytė (Vilnius University – Lithuania), Alessandro Marrone (IAI – Italie), Marcin Terlikowski (PISM – Pologne), Federico Santopinto (GRIP – Belgique), Yvonni-Stefania (IISS – Greece and Cyprus), Claudia Major (SWP) and Christian Mölling (DGAP) for Germany, Olivier de France (IRIS – France), Anke Schmidt-Felzmann (Lithuania) – Sept. 2018 – March 2019

Ares Group is publishing a series of articles dedicated to some European Union countries’ visions for PeSCo. The overarching aim is to compare these different perspectives on this European initiative, but also to assess the anticipated impact of PeSCo on national armament industry.

#27 - A Spanish View #28 - The Dutch Perspective#29 - A Lithuanian View#30 - The Italian Perspective#32 - The Polish Perspective#33 - The Belgian Perspective#34 - The Greek Perspective#35 - The Cyprus Perspective#36 - The German Perspective#37 - The French Perspective#38 - The Swedish PerspectiveMore about Ares Group

[LAUNCH] International Military Council on Climat and Security

The Center for Climate and Security, Clingendael, the Planet Security Initiative, IRIS and the HCSS are pleased to announce the creation of a new « International Military Council on Climat and Security » (IMCCS).

The IMCCS will be a “standing” umbrella network of senior military leaders from across the globe that will meet regularly, produce an annual World Climate and Security Report, and drive communications and policy in support of actions on the security implications of a changing climate – at national, regional and international levels.

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Critical raw materials and transportation sector electrification: A detailed bottom-up analysis in world transport

Working Paper – By Clément Bonnet, Samuel Carcanague, Emmanuel Hache, Gondia Sokhna Seck, Marine Simoën – February 2019

The aim of this article is to study the impact of a massive diffusion of electric vehicles in the world transportation sector on the lithium market. Lithium, like other strategic materials, has found new markets in the context of the energy transition. Hence, the capacity of those strategic materials to supply these new markets can be questioned.

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Global Food Systems: an Outlook to 2050

By the IARAN – February 2019

This report explores possible routes to a global food system that is capable of feeding the world’s population in 2050. Exploring different visions for how this could be achieved allows us to more clearly examine the pros and cons of each potential avenue. Doing so is intended as a first step towards creating a vision for the kind of change that organizations fighting hunger want to see in the global food system.

Full reportInfographicMore about the IARAN

[Report] From Criminals To Terrorists And Back? Quarterly Report: France, vol. 2

Project led by GLOBSEC in partnership with IRIS and other European partners

This report gives some extremely compelling statistics concerning the jihadists involved in France that should be turned into policy recommendations.

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Key Trends Affecting the European Defence Technological Industrial Base (EDTIB)

The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), together with a European consortium of think tanks led by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), is working on a project commissioned by the European Defence Agency to provide fresh analysis on the state of the EDTIB and its possible evolution in light of recent regional and global developments.

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Launch of a study to promote Women's Football internationally

In the spirit of the approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France in June 2019, UNESCO, together with the French National Union of Professional Footballers (l’Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels – UNFP) and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), will work together to advance the promotion of women’s football on the world stage.

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IRIS 14th in Ranking of International Think Tanks on Defense and National Security

The Global Go To Think Tanks 2017 is out! IRIS ranked better overall than last year: 23th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 1,276); 14th in the “Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks” category, 28th in the “Top think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs” category (out of 6,846), and 39th in the « Best Conference » category (out of 7,815).

Press releaseGlobal Go-To Think Tanks 2017
Energy and the Environment
How Climate change challenges the US Department of Defense?
Why climate change is a growing interest for the department of defense in America and since when? In the US, we have recognized climate change as a threat multiplier...
Mexico: What projects and challenges for ‘AMLO’, the new president ?
John M. Ackerman is a Journalist, Professor at the Institute for Legal Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He answered to our questions at the occasion of his...
Humanitarian and Development
Caution: Aid Re-Construction Zone
With problems on the rise ‘at home’, criticism of foreign aid is stronger than ever. At the same time, humanitarian needs are growing, and far outpacing the funding requirements...
International Balances of Power and Globalisation
EU-phoria & Macron-mania: A Global Equation
Bouts of market optimism are rarely named after French presidents, but we live in unusual times. In financial jargon, “Macron” seems to refer to a long-awaited political process by...
Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank
Global Food Systems: an Outlook to 2050
From Voices to Choices. Expanding crisis-affected people’s influence over aid decisions: An outlook to 2040
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Ares Group
PeSCo: The Swedish Perspective
Ares Group #38 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The German Perspective
Ares Group #36 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Cyprus Perspective
Ares Group #35 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Greek Perspective
Ares Group #34 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Belgian Perspective
Ares Group #33 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Polish Perspective
Ares #32 - Policy Paper
Defence Industrial Policy in Serbia: Drivers and Influence
Ares #31 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Italian Perspective
Ares #30 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Lithuanian Perspective
#29 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Dutch Perspective
#28 - Policy Paper
PeSCo: The Spanish Perspective
#27 - Policy Paper
Building the EDTIB beyond 2020
ARES Seminar Report
Defence Industrial Policy in Norway: Drivers and Influence
#25 - Policy Paper
Defence industrial Policy in Finland. Drivers and Influence
#23 - Policy Paper
Defence and Industrial Policy in Poland
#18 - Policy Paper
Eu Regulatory Incentives for Armament Cooperation: Lessons from directive 2009/81/EC
#17 - Comment
Promoting European Defence Cooperation and the Promise of Financial Incentives
#16 - Comment
The Economics of European Defence: Some Additional Insights
#15 - Comment
Deploying Financial Tools in Support of European Defence Cooperation
#14 - Comment
Defence and Industrial Policy in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
#12 - Policy Paper
The Economics of European Defence
#11 - Comment
Technological Innovation, the US Third Offset Strategy and the Future Transatlantic Defense
#9 - Policy PaperAbout #9 and #10 Ares Group's Policy Papers
The Eu’s Security of Supply Agenda
#6 - Comment
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Spain on EUROMALE
#3 - Comment
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Italy on EUROMALE
#2 - Comment
A ‘Game Changer’? The EU’S Preparatory Action on Defence Research
#1 - Policy Paper
Armament Industry Research Group: Presentation
Launching Paper
Fabien Carlet
Research Fellow
Defence and Security - French Foreign, Defence and security policies – CFSP, CSDP, EU/NATO relations - Arctic – Polar Geopolitics
Jean-Eric Branaa
Associate Research Fellow
American society and politics
Béligh Nabli
Senior Research Fellow
International law - European Union - Mutations in the Arab World
Jean-Yves Camus
Associate Research Fellow
Zionism and anti-Zionism in contemporary Europe – Regional identities and separatisms in Europe – The relations between the French and the Israeli – The German left and the Middle-East conflict ¬– Nationalisms and extremisms in Europe
Pim Verschuuren
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of sports
Pierre Jacquemot
Associate Research Fellow
The economy and the political sociology of Sub-Saharan Africa – Public development aid – French cooperation
Samuel Carcanague
Research Fellow
Central Asia - Russia - Energy - Security - Belt and Road Initiative - Renewable energy
Christophe Ventura
Senior Research Fellow
Latin America – Civil society and Social movements
Jacques Serba
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian action – Organisation and functioning of the NGOs – External action of the territorial authorities
Karim Pakzad
Research Fellow
Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Iraq – Kurdish issue
Jean-Joseph Boillot
Associate Research Fellow
Indian Economy – Economy of the emerging countries – Asia/Africa Relations
Sophie Bessis
Associate Research Fellow
The cooperation between the North and the South – Food problems – The Third World’s economy and its geopolitical future – African questions
Christian Kalb
Associate Research Fellow
Sports Betting Industry - Governance of Sports Organisations - Sports Integrity
Éric Vernier
Associate Research Fellow
Money laundering – Business frauds – Sustainable development in the banking world
Thierry Coville
Research Fellow
Iran – Country risk
Jean-Claude Allard
Senior Research Fellow
Defence and security policy – Operational concepts and the uses of force – Crisis management – Military aeronautics
Michel Maietta
Senior Research Fellow
Geopolitics, developpement and humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
Léonie Le Borgne
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian - Strategic analysis, global policy, international security, humanitarian disasters and crises, crisis anticipation, humanitarian ecosystem
Patrice Moyeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
Turkey - Turkish Defence and Armament Issues
Didier Billion
Deputy Director
The Middle-East – Turkey and the Turkish-speaking world – The European policy in these regions – The relations between the EU and Turkey – The European policy in the Middle-East
Magali Balent
Associate Research Fellow
The European far right – The National Front – Nationalism – The faces of political extremism – Identity – The French political life
Guillaume Long
Associate Research Fellow
Latin American politics, regionalism and security - Contemporary multilateralism
Sophie Lefeez
Associate Research Fellow
Armament: technologies, choice of equipment, requirements, design, use, support - Strategic issues (supply, cooperation, essence of power) - Strategic positioning of companies - Threat analysis
Romuald Sciora
Associate Research Fellow
United Nations
Nicolas Kazarian
Associate Research Fellow
The geopolitics of the religious factor – Orthodoxy and international relations –The European Union and the Mediterranean World
Pierrick Le Jeune
Associate Research Fellow
Asia, South-East Asia – Afghanistan – The reform of public administrations – Public services – NGOs
Eilidh Kennedy
Research Fellow
Humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
Assen Slim
Associate Research Fellow
The European economic integration and common policies – The post socialist transition in Eastern Europe – Sustainable development and degrowth – The economy of gratuity
Edouard Pflimlin
Associate Research Fellow
The Japanese defence policy – The strategic stakes in East Asia
Robert Chaouad
Research Fellow
The history of the European integration – The institutional evolution of the European Union – The European Union as a global actor
Luca Baccarini
Associate Research Fellow
World Energy Markets – Energy strategy: key actors and roles - European Energy Policy in EU - Finance and geopolitics
Laure Delcour
Associate Research Fellow
Russia – The foreign policy of the ISC and the new power relationships in the post Soviet space – The EU’s external action
Jean-Jacques Kourliandsky
Research Fellow
Central and Latin America – External and security policies of the Ibero-American area
Francis Perrin
Senior Research Fellow
Energy issues – Markets and Energy Prices – Geopolitics of Energy - Energy and Governance
Pascal Boniface
Director of IRIS
Strategic issues – European security – Global power relationships – Nuclear issues – The French foreign policy
Jeff Hawkins
Associate Research Fellow
US Foreign Policy
Fabrice Debbasch
Associate Research Fellow
Innovation of defense systems - Scientific Issues - New technologies
Charles Thibout
Research Fellow
Geopolitical Issues of Artifical Intelligence - Cyber Strategy - International Political Economy - North America
Marie-Cécile Naves
Associate Research Fellow
Unites States of America - Gender, equality woman-men, feminism - Socio-political issues of sport
Serge Michailof
Associate Research Fellow
Development of the so-called “fragile countries” – Post conflict reconstruction
Guillermo Giarratana
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of Latin America (Non-State actors, Governments and Regional Latin American institutions) - Humanitarian Issues
Philippe Le Corre
Associate Research Fellow
China – International Relations of Asia – China/Europe and China/France – China Global investment – Public Diplomacy
Bastien Alex
Research Fellow
Climate change – Energy issues – EU enlargment policy
Pierre Colomina
Research Fellow
Defence policy of European countries – Arms industry – Naval defence industry – Western Balkans and defence issues.
Jean-Vincent Brisset
Senior Research Fellow
China and the Chinese world – Strategic questions in Asia – Defence and international relations – The military tool: means, operations, concepts – The military nuclear weapons – Military aeronautics – NBCR risk and civil protection
Brahim Oumansour
Associate Research Fellow
US foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa - Conflict, State and non-governmental players in North Africa and the Middle East
Georges Lefeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
Afghanistan / Pakistan / India
Nathalie Ernoult
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarianism - Global Health
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Military spendings and defence budgets – Arms industries and restructuration – Globalisation and economic and strategic relations – European economy, economic policies
Rémi Bourgeot
Associate Research Fellow
Economics, Globalisation, Finance, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Energy, Industry
Jean de Gliniasty
Senior Research Fellow
Russia - CIS - French Diplomacy
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
World arms industry - EDTIB - Arms transfers - Export control - CSDP - NATO - Defence and security issues - Strategic affairs
Carole Gomez
Research Fellow
International Sport Issues - Sport Diplomacy - Sport Integrity
Gaëtan Gorce
Associate Research Fellow
Contemporary issues faced by Europe (migratory flows, digital sovereignty...) - International employment laws
Esther Schneider
Research Fellow
Sub-Saharan Africa - Development Effectiveness and Finance - Governance - International Cooperation
Barthélémy Courmont
Senior Research Fellow
The Political and Security Stakes in North-East Asia - The China's Power Strategy - The American Foreign Policy – The American Policy in Asia Pacific – Nuclear Issues – New Threats
François-Bernard Huyghe
Senior Research Fellow
Communications and economic intelligence – Cyber strategy - Terrorism
Arnaud Dubien
Associate Research Fellow
Anne Sénéquier
Associate Research Fellow
Global Health
Antoine Petibon
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian Operations - Humanitarian Evaluation and Innovation - Strategy
Olivier Guillard
Associate Research Fellow
Political and strategic environment in Central Asia – India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives – Energetic resources in Asia – Travel risk
Karim Émile Bitar
Senior Research Fellow
The Middle-East – The relations between islam and the Western world; politics and religion – The Franco-Arab relations and the Euro-Mediterranean stakes – The media in the Arab world, feminism and civil societies
Philippe Hugon
Former Senior Research Fellow
Africa – The international political economy – Geopolitics of Africa – The economy of economic and sustainable development – The relations between the EU and the ACP countries
Sébastien Abis
Associate Research Fellow
Strategic issues in the Mediterranean and North Africa – European Neighbourhood Policy - Agriculture and globalization – Food security and geopolitics of food supply – Grain Trade
Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Strategic affairs – European security – EU member states’ foreign and defence policies – CSDP, CFSP – French defence policy – Crisis management – EU/Sub-Saharan Africa – Transantlantic security – Power and strategy
Philippe Steininger
Associate Research Fellow
Defence Policy - Nuclear Detterence - Aerospace issues – Military Programming and Operations – Aerospace Strategy
Pierre Jaillet
Associate Research Fellow
Economy and monetary policy - European institutions and the functioning of the euro zone - Monetary and financial international relations - International cooperation bodies and organisations
Alice Baillat
Research Fellow
Geopolitics of Climate Change - International Climate Negotiations - Bangladesh - South Asia
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