[Comment] Krauss-Maffei Wegmann – Nexter: A Rapid Integration as the Key for a Real Marriage
By Hilmar Linnenkamp, Advisor, SWP, and Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, IRIS
The merger between Nexter and Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann, announced in 2014 and finalized in 2015, is of particular importance, which the French and the German, and generally all European countries, must be aware of….ReadMore about Ares Group
Fix the Fixing
IRIS is a partner of a research program « Fix the fixing », sponsored by the EU Commission.
Fix the Fixing aims to develop a user-friendly educational tool to raise awareness among sports authorities and athletes about match-fixing, teach coping skills on resisting match-fixing approaches, and indicate ways to properly report match-fixing incidents to the relevant authorities.More about Fix the Fixing Program
Assessment and Prospects of Security Threats
Synthesis Report for the International Forum TAC (Technology against Crime) 2016
This report presents a comparative cross-analysis of the national strategies in terms of security and, beyond, envisions the possible European convergences. Its purpose consists in evaluating the security threat for the decades to come, and assessing the way new technologies can represent a challenge and a response to provide.Read
Defence Budgets and Cooperation in Europe: Developments, Trends and Drivers
Study edited by Alessandro Marrone (IAI), Olivier De France (IRIS) and Daniele Fattibene (IAI). With the contribution of 7 European Think Tanks.
The study highlights current trends in European defence spending and cooperation, and aims to tease out both driving factors and perspectives for the short to medium term, with a view to exploiting opportunities for defence cooperation among EU Member States.Read
IRIS 26th in Ranking of International Think Tanks
The Global Go To Think Tanks 2015 is out! IRIS progresses or maintains its ranking in the categories where it was nominated last year: 44th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 1,276); 31st in the “Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks” category and 26th in the “Top think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs” category (out of 6,846); finally, IRIS improves its ranking while passing from the 52nd to the 43d place in the “Best Conference” category (out of 6,846).Press release2015 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report