Europe and Strategy

The Europe, Strategy, Security (ESS) Programme seeks to understand the political and strategic changes in taking place in Europe and in its regional environment. The Programme’s work focuses on the European Strategic Observatory, preparing studies, seminars and public conferences, and offering education and training in European issues. The Programme has a particular focus on: Europe as a political and strategic force; the psyche, culture and strategic priorities of European countries; strategic and security changes in its regional environment from the Sahel to the Baltic Sea; and approaches to power and strategy.

State and Strategy : How Big States Do their Strategic Thinking
Defence budgets in Europe: Downturn or U-turn
Towards Balanced Defence Industry in Europe: Main Specificities of Central and Eastern European Defence Industries
By Vilém Kolín
France and CSDP: a tin of paint and a can of worms
Towards the Definition of a Strategic European Defence Company
Pour une définition de l’entreprise stratégique de défense européenne
European Commission Communication on the Defence and Security Sector: towards a Definition of a Strategic EDTIB?
La communication de la commission européenne sur le secteur de la défense et de la sécurité : vers une définition d’une BITDE stratégique ?
Approximation of the national legislation of Eastern Partnership countries with EU legislation in the economic field
EU energy roadmap 2050: EU external policies for future energy security
by Alan Riley, Professor at the City Law School, City University (UK), Bastien Alex, Research Fellow at IRIS (France) and Danièle Rauscher, Research Assistant at IRIS
Research Director
Olivier De France

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Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Robert Chaouad
Research Fellow
Bastien Nivet
Associate professor EMLV
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