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.

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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

#PreCrimBet: IRIS and Partners start a new EU Program

On January 5th 2016, the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) launched a program intending to create consistent and authoritative knowledge on the criminal risks linked to the sports betting market (money laundering, infiltration, corruption and cybercrime), assist national authorities in protecting betting integrity and building networks of concerned public and private stakeholders at national level.

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European Union: problem or solution?

0602 2016

Free entrance, Mandatory registration

Symposium organised by IRIS and Enghien-les-Bains. Themes: Who leads the EU? ; Migrants and Refugees: what challenges, what realities? Does the EU protect from the globalisation? [French speaking]

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Pergola Nova, 87 rue du Général de Gaulle, Enghien-les-Bains
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Analyses
Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Blueprint for Revolution – 3 questions to Srdja Popovic
Srdja Popovic formed the student movement Otpor! that helped topple Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević. He’s the Director of the “Center for applied non violent action and strategies” and teach...
Europe
Eurozone Rebalancing: From Reality to Myth
The euro’s depreciation and the collapse in commodity prices have breathed some life into the Eurozone. Against this background of renewed self-confidence, many politicians, notably in France, have expressed...
Europe
A German Europe?
Reports of a profound Franco-German rift over Greece are exaggerated. The rhetorical confrontation over the third Greek bailout rather tends to hide the reality of the current situation, in...
Europe
Is this France’s Own Patriot Act?
What does the new surveillance law passed by Parliament specify? The idea is to modernize the capabilities of the intelligence services, particularly given the rise of digital media. This...
Americas
The AIIB Pivot
China has invited itself into the international economic system, at the risk of shaking it up. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is one of the main creations of...
the Mediterranean region
Turkish Foreign Policy: An Ambiguous Strategy?
Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan was received by Mr Hassan Rohani. Despite their political disagreement, Erdogan has nevertheless avoided evoking them to focus on the two countries’ economic cooperation. What...
Notes and Observatories
Sport and International Relations
#PreCrimBet: IRIS and Partners start a new EU Program
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Citizen Mobilization for Humanitarian Causes: Rethink the Volunteer’s Position in NGOs’ Framework
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Participatory Humanitarian Action… Illusion or Promise Land?
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Asia
Eastern Asia: So-called historic Asian Summits; much ado about nothing ?
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the Mediterranean region
Developments in Individual OECD Countries and Selected Non-Member Economies : Turkey
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Climate Change and Humanitarian Crises: Understanding and Action
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
What is the Future of Religion in International Affairs?
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the Mediterranean region
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and General Charles de Gaulle: a Comparison between the « Gazi » and « the Man of the 18th of June »
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Asia
Burma. « National » « ceasefire agreement: progress or setback ?
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Perceptions of Success and Failure in Humanitarian Action
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Defence and New Risks
State and Strategy : How Big States Do their Strategic Thinking
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Sport and International Relations
The EU Sports Policy in Motion : Interview with Maxime Leblanc
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
For democratic revival in Humanitarian Organizations
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Humanitarian System Resilience & Crisis-societies’ Engagement: Philosophical Entrenchment and Diagnostic Challenges in Perspectives of Humanitarian Governance
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Humanitarian System Resilience & Crisis-societies’ Engagement: Philosophical Entrenchment and Diagnostic Challenges in Perspectives of Humanitarian Governance
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Europe
Towards Balanced Defence Industry in Europe: Main Specificities of Central and Eastern European Defence Industries
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the Mediterranean region
How Does Childhood Poverty Affect Future Outcomes of Children?
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Islam and Humanitarism: a long drink or a molotov cocktail?
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Defence and New Risks
Towards the Definition of a Strategic European Defence Company
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Europe
From Versailles to de-ba’athification
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
« De-Internationalising » Humanitarian Action: Rethinking the « Global-local » Relationship
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Is the Private Sector Mounting a Takeover of Humanitarianism?
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Is it Acceptable to Lie for a Good Cause?
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
Is Humanitarianism Being Dehumanised?
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Social Issues and Non-governmental Stakeholders
« The Power of Love » and Why Capacity Building Initiatives May Fail: Lessons from Kenya
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 Experts
DE-FRANCE-Olivier 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
Chercheur associé Thiago de Aragão
Associate Research Fellow
Latin America
Chercheur associé Kader Abderrahim
Research Fellow
The political systems in the Maghreb – The societal evolutions in the Maghreb – Islamism
Directrice de recherche Sylvie Matelly
Senior Research Fellow
Military spendings and defence budgets – Arms industries and restructuration – Globalisation and economic and strategic relations – European economy, economic policies
Directeur de recherche Jean-Claude Allard
Senior Research Fellow
Defence and security policy – Operational concepts and the uses of force – Crisis management – Military aeronautics
Chercheur associé Samuel Nguembock
Associate Research Fellow
European Union / African Union Relations - African Security and Defence issues - Reinforcement of the capacities in “fragile” and “failed” States
Chercheur associé Arnaud Dubien
Associate Research Fellow
Russia/CIS
Directeur de recherche François-Bernard Huyghe
Senior Research Fellow
Communications and economic intelligence – Cyber strategy
KOURLIANDSKY-Jean-Jacques Jean-Jacques Kourliandsky
Research Fellow
Central and Latin America – External and security policies of the Ibero-American area
Chercheur associé Nicolas Kazarian
Associate Research Fellow
The geopolitics of the religious factor – Orthodoxy and international relations –The European Union and the Mediterranean World
Senior Advisor Nicholas Dungan
Senior Advisor
The transatlantic relation – The European and American actions throughout the world – The policy of the United States – The American diplomacy and defence – The international economy and finance – The non-state actors
MAUREL Chloé Chloé Maurel
Associate Research Fellow
Global Governance - International Institutions (UN and UN Agencies)
Chercheur Karim Pakzad
Research Fellow
Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Iraq – Kurdish issue
Chercheur Serge Michailof
Associate Research Fellow
Development of the so-called “fragile countries” – Post conflict reconstruction
Chercheur Bastien Alex
Research Fellow
Climate change – Energy issues – EU enlargment policy
Chercheur Carole Gomez
Research Fellow
International Sport Issues - Sport Diplomacy - Sport Integrity
Directeur de recherche 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
Chercheur associée Magali Balent
Associate Research Fellow
The European far right – The National Front – Nationalism – The faces of political extremism – Identity – The French political life
MAULNY-Jean-Pierre Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
World arms industry - EDTIB - Arms transfers - Export control - CSDP - NATO - Defence and security issues - Strategic affairs
Chercheur associé Saad Khiari
Associate Research Fellow
Algeria – Interfaith dialogue
DELCOUR Laure OK Laure Delcour
Senior Research Fellow
Russia – The foreign policy of the ISC and the new power relationships in the post Soviet space – The EU’s external action
STERN Stéphanie Stéphanie Stern
Research Fellow
International solidarity - Humanitarian sector’s transformation issues
BITAR Karim Karim Emile 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
Directeur de recherche Philippe Migault
Senior Research Fellow
Military issues – Armed conflicts – Defence industry - Russia
Chercheur associé Pierre Jacquemot
Associate Research Fellow
The economy and the political sociology of Sub-Saharan Africa – Public development aid – French cooperation
Chercheur Thierry Coville
Research Fellow
Iran – Country risk
Chercheur associé Pierrick Le Jeune
Associate Research Fellow
Asia, South-East Asia – Afghanistan – The reform of public administrations – Public services – NGOs
DE GLINIASTY Jean Jean de Gliniasty
Senior Research Fellow
Russia - CIS - French Diplomacy
Chercheur associé 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
Didier BILLION, Directeur adjoint de l'IRIS 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
Chercheur associé Eric Vernier
Associate Research Fellow
Money laundering – Business frauds – Sustainable development in the banking world
Chercheur associée 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
Chercheur associé Olivier Kempf
Associate Research Fellow
Cyber Strategy – Euro-Atlantic Security issues – Defence Economics
MAIETTA-Michel Michel Maietta
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of development - International solidarity
Chercheur associé Christophe Ventura
Associate Research Fellow
Latin America – Civil society and Social movements
MAZZUCCHI-NICOLAS Nicolas Mazzucchi
Associate Research Fellow
Energy policy and raw materials – Globalization and economic war - Cyber Strategy - Influence – Strategy
Chercheur associé Eddy Fougier
Associate Research Fellow
The media and the international and European current affairs – The alter-globalisation – The debate about globalisation – Public opinion and international and European issues – The reactions to the EU – Electoral analyses
Chercheur Robert Chaouad
Research Fellow
The history of the European integration – The institutional evolution of the European Union – The European Union as a global actor
HACHE Emmanuel Emmanuel Hache
Associate Research Fellow
Natural Resources Economics – Energy issues and Development - Asia and NIC – International Monetary Affairs
Chercheur associé Jean-Philippe Daniel
Associate Research Fellow
Mercenary activities – Armed non-state actors – Private security firms
Chercheur associé Luca Baccarini
Associate Research Fellow
World Energy Markets – Energy strategy: key actors and roles - European Energy Policy in EU - Finance and geopolitics
Chercheur associé Jacques Serba
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian action – Organisation and functioning of the NGOs – External action of the territorial authorities
Chercheur associé René Cagnat
Associate Research Fellow
Central Asia
MOYEUVRE Patrice Patrice Moyeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
Turkey - Turkish Defence and Armament Issues
Chercheur associée Fanny Chabrol
Associate Research Fellow
Sub-Saharan Africa – Health policies – HIV/AIDS – International cooperation
BONIFACE-Pascal 2 Pascal Boniface
Director of IRIS
Strategic issues – European security – Global power relationships – Nuclear issues – The French foreign policy
Chercheur associé 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
BOURGEOT-Rémi Rémi Bourgeot
Associate Research Fellow
Economics, Globalisation, Finance, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Energy, Industry
Directeur de recherche Philippe Hugon
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
Chercheur Pim Verschuuren
Research Fellow
Space policies – Security and defence – The geopolitics of sports
Directeur de recherche 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
Chercheur associé Bastien Nivet
Associate Research Fellow
The European Union and its member states – The European integration – The European security – The CFSP – The foreign and defence policies of Western Europe countries – The transatlantic relations
LECORRE-Philippe Philippe Le Corre
Associate Research Fellow
China – International Relations of Asia – China/Europe and China/France – China Global investment – Public Diplomacy
Directeur de recherche Béligh Nabli
Senior Research Fellow
International law - European Union - Mutations in the Arab World
Chercheur associé Edouard Pflimlin
Associate Research Fellow
The Japanese defence policy – The strategic stakes in East Asia
GOUGEON-Jacques-Pierre Jacques-Pierre Gougeon
Associate Research Fellow
The German-speaking area – Germany’s place and policy within the European Union – The French-German relations (history and current situation) – The evolution of Germany since the reunification
COLDEFY-Alain Alain Coldefy
Senior Research Fellow
Defence policy and strategy – Naval strategy – Defence industry
SARRAF SABINE Sabine Sarraf
Associate Research Fellow
EU Internal security - AFSJ - Industrial security policy
Chercheur Samuel Carcanague
Research Fellow
Post-Sovietic Space - Security issues
Chercheur associé 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
Chercheur Thomas Lanson
Research Fellow
Defence issues – Defence and Security Technological and Industrial Base – High-tech and innovation – Cyberdefence – New forms of Warfare
LEFEEZ Sophie 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
Chercheur associé Ali Laïdi
Associate Research Fellow
Economic war – Economic intelligence
Chercheur associé 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
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