What scope for EU-US Defence Industrial Cooperation in the 2020s?

By Daniel Fiott (EUISS) and Jean-Pierre Maulny (IRIS)

Many recent evolutions have shaped a new landscape for the EU-US defence industrial relationship. What is the scope for the EU-US defence industrial cooperation in the 2020s? The answer in this new ARES issue.

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[H2020 PROJECT] Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe

The ENGAGE project, which brings together 13 academic institutions and think tanks from across Europe, including IRIS, examines how the EU can effectively and sustainably meet strategic challenges by harnessing all of its tools to become a more assertive global actor.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme.

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Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications

By Carlos Martí Sempere (Spain) – By Jean-Pierre Devaux and Gaspard Schnitzler(France) – By Alessandro Marrone and Andrea Gilli (Italy) – By Charly Salonius-Pasternak (Finland) – By Trevor Taylor (UK) – By Christian Mölling and Torben Schütz (Germany)

These series of policy papers are dedicated to the new models of defence innovation and their implications for the ministries of defence’s procurement. At a time when the European Commission is elaborating the work programme of the European Defence Fund, the objective is to realise a mapping of the main EU member states’ defence innovation systems and their evolution to give more consideration to dual use technology, open innovation, and user-centric innovation.

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Review of the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) and European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP): lessons for the implementation of the European Defence Fund (EDF)

Analysis by Frédéric Mauro, Lawyer at the bar of Brussels, Associate Researcher at IRIS (France), Edouard Simon, Senior Fellow at IRIS (France/Belgium) and Ana Isabel Xavier, Professor in International Relations at the Autonomous University of Lisbon (Portugal).

This review requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on SEDE aims at analysing the implementation of both PADR and EDIDP in details and the link between the military and the industrial capability development dimensions.

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The World Climate and Security Report 2021

By the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security, in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Security, Council on Strategic Risks, the Clingendael Institute, the Hague Center for Strategic Studies and IRIS.

The World Climate and Security Report (WCSR) 2021 from the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security is a global assessment of the security dimensions of a changing climate and effective means to address them. It is intended to inform timely climate and security policy and action, and builds upon the analysis in the first WCSR, released in February 2020.

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Restoring European Security: From Managing Relations to Principled Cooperation

Analysis by Olivier de France (IRIS), Günter Bächler, Alexandra Dienes, Thomas Greminger, Anna Gussarova, Hiski Haukkala, Andrey Kortunov, Łukasz Kulesa, Alexandra Martin, Zachary Paikin, Yauheni Preiherman, Sonja Stojanović Gajic, Fred Tanner, Nathalie Tocci, Tony van der Togt, Simon Weiß, Julie Wilhelmsen, for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in partnership with Globsec

This report aims, within the framework of the Cooperative Security Initiative (CSI), to generate ideas and create momentum in favour of cooperative security and multilateralism throughout the OSCE in order to make a more secure Europe possible.

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A New Erasmus+ Sport Project for the Development of a Sport Diplomacy for the European Union

Until the end of 2022, this two-year project, TES-D, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union involves a consortium of academics andpractitioners from six countries of the EU, and the UK. It aims to develop a set of policy recommendations for the establishment of a common sport diplomacy at the EU-level and to create a network of relevant stakeholders.

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IRIS 17th in Ranking of International Think Tanks on Defence and National Security

The Global Go To Think Tanks 2020 is out! IRIS achieved a higher ranking compare to last year: 21th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 2,075); 17th in the “Top Defence and National Security Think Tanks” category, 29th in the “Top think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs” category, 41st on « Best Conference » category (out of 11,175).

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Analyses
Sport and International Relations
Football’s Consumable Past and the Soft Power of Nostalgia
In a track by legendary British indie band The Smiths, lead singer Morrisey laments, ‘Manchester, so much to answer for’. The track addresses the horrific killings of children by...
Sport and International Relations
Small Nation, Big Games – Qatar Gets Ready for 2022
Qatar has been in the news again this summer. As the Taliban swept into Kabul, government in Doha sought to play a pivotal role both in helping to evacuate...
Sport and International Relations
Rage Against the Machine – Have Football Fans Broken the Super League?
Whether or not he actually existed, it seems unlikely that Ned Ludd would have been a football fan, although his rumoured existence led to violence in cities across Industrial...
Sport and International Relations
Diaspora and Sport: Pelota and Identity in Different Communities
Urban, regional, and national movements around the world have long used sport to sustain and promote their identities. Large cities and regions regularly develop flagship clubs in major international...
Sport and International Relations
Make Love, Not War – T-shirts, Athlete Activism and an Ideological Schism
There have been several periods during recent Western history when slogan t-shirts were de rigueur amongst both public figures and people in general. Back in the late sixties tie-die...
Sport and International Relations
Globalised Sport: The Challenges of Governance
In March 2021, the Institute of International ad Strategic Affairs (IRIS) published a report entitled “Sport mondialisé : les défis de la gouvernance”, co-authored with Carole Gomez and Pascal...
Sport and International Relations
Soft Power Songs: PSG, Rap and the State of Qatar
The last time Glastonbury took place, in pre-pandemic 2019, a highlight of the music festival was the appearance of British rapper Dave on the ‘Other Stage’. During his performance,...
Sport and International Relations
Sport-Tech Diplomacy: The Case of Israel
Since the 1967 Six Days War, in which Israel tripled its size including occupying the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the image of the country has significantly deteriorated. After...
Sport and International Relations
As Cold as Ice: about the Relationship between Sport, Human Rights and Economic Considerations in Belarus
  A hat trick in ice hockey, when a player scores three goals in a single game, culminates in the National Hockey League with fans throwing hats onto the...
Sport and International Relations
China’s Championing of Football makes State led U-Turn for home
When Argentinian player Carlos Tevez signed for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua at the end of 2016, it marked perhaps the most significant episode in what, at the...
Sport and International Relations
Netflix and Nations prompt surge in football club acquisitions
This may have been the year of Covid-19 and its brutal consequences, but the virus does not appear to have disrupted one area of activity: football club takeover deals....
Publications
Energy and the Environment
How to explain: Australia’s lagging Climate Policy
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Asia
Is #MeToo different from traditional Women’s Rights Campaigns? A point of view from India
Asia Focus #170
Sport and International Relations
Five sport diplomacy pilot projects selected for TES-D support in 2022
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Sport and International Relations
Football’s Consumable Past and the Soft Power of Nostalgia
Gender and economic inequalities : The vicious circle of unrecognized and unpaid care work, poverty and lack of access to essential services for women
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International Balances of Power and Globalisation
A necessary measure against extraterritorial Coercion: to compensate our victims
#11 - Analysis
Ares Group
Defence innovation: New models and procurement implications. The Estonian Case
Ares Group #71 - Policy Paper
The European Defence Fund and Space: Added Values and Priorities
Ares #69 - Policy Paper
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The German Case
Ares #68 - Policy Paper
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The British Case
Ares #67 - Policy Paper
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Finnish Case
Ares #65 - Policy Paper
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Italian Case
Ares #64 - Policy Paper
Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications. The Spanish Case
Ares #62 - Policy Paper
National Expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Greek Perspective
Ares #61 - Comment
The (R)evolution of Defence Innovation Models: Rationales and Consequences
Ares #60 - Policy Paper
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The Danish Perspective
Ares #59 - Comment
Comparative Chart of Measures developed by countries to support their DTIB in Covid-19 Time
Comparative Chart
Covid-19 and the American Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
Ares #57 - Comment
Covid-19 and the Spanish Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
Ares #56 - Comment
Covid-19 and the German Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
Ares #55 - Comment
Covid-19 and the Italian Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
Ares #54 - Comment
Covid-19 and the Dutch Defence Technological and Industrial Base: Impact and Policy Responses
Ares #53 - Comment
National Expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Finnish Perspective
Ares #52 - Comment
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: the Romanian perspective
Ares Group #51 - Comment
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: the Italian perspective
Ares Group #50 - Comment
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Danish Perspective
Ares Group #49 - Comment
European Defence should not be the Casualty of the ‘Great Lockdown’
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The European Defence Fund: a Game Changer for European Defence Industrial Collaboration
Ares Group #48 - Policy Paper
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The Baltic States Perspective
Ares Group #47 - Comment
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Polish Perspective
Ares Group #46 - Comment
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The German Perspective
Ares Group #45 - Comment
Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: The Dutch Perspective
Ares Group #43 - Comment
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Italian Perspective
Ares Group #42 - Comment
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Swedish Perspective
Ares Group #41 - Comment
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Spanish Perspective
Ares Group #40 - Comment
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
Press Release
 Experts
Jacques Serba
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian action – Organisation and functioning of the NGOs – External action of the territorial authorities
Patrice Moyeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
Turkey - Turkish Defence and Armament Issues
Éric Vernier
Associate Research Fellow
Money laundering – Business frauds – Sustainable development in the banking world
Sofia Kabbej
Research fellow
Climat – Security – Risk prevention – International climate negociations – Governance of geoengineering
Christophe Ventura
Senior Research Fellow
Latin America – Civil society and Social movements
Jeff Hawkins
Associate Research Fellow
US Foreign Policy
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Military spendings and defence budgets – Arms industries and restructuration – Globalisation and economic and strategic relations – European economy, economic policies
Charles Thibout
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitical Issues of Artifical Intelligence - Cyber Strategy - International Political Economy - North America
Emmanuel Hache
Senior Fellow
Natural Resources Economics – Energy issues and Development - Asia and NIC – International Monetary Affairs
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
Gaspard Schnitzler
Research Fellow
Arms Industry - Arms and High-Technology Exports - Cooperative Arms Programmes - French and German Defence Policy – Europe Defence Programs – NATO
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
Jean-Joseph Boillot
Associate Research Fellow
Indian Economy – Economy of the emerging countries – Asia/Africa Relations
Edouard Simon
Senior Research Fellow
European Union - European Defence - Defence Industry
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
Karim Émile Bitar
Associate 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
François-Bernard Huyghe
Senior Research Fellow
Communications and economic intelligence – Cyber strategy - Terrorism
Patrick Chevallereau
Associate Research Fellow
Defence policy – Transatlantic relationship – NATO – Franco-British cooperation – Brexit – European defence – United States’ policy and politics – Maritime strategy
Thierry Coville
Research Fellow
Iran – Country risk
Pim Verschuuren
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of sports
Edouard Pflimlin
Associate Research Fellow
The Japanese defence policy – The strategic stakes in East Asia
Jean-Claude Allard
Associate Research Fellow
Defence and security policy – Operational concepts and the uses of force – Crisis management – Military aeronautics
Jean-Paul Ghoneim
Associate Research Fellow
Gulf States
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
Jean-Jacques Kourliandsky
Associate Research Fellow
Central and Latin America – External and security policies of the Ibero-American area
Emmanuel Lincot
Associate Research Fellow
Political and Cultural History of Contemporary China - China / Middle East Relationships - China / Central Asia Relationships - China / France Relationships
Bastien Alex
Associate Research Fellow
Climate change – Energy issues – EU enlargment policy
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
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
Marie-Cécile Naves
Senior Research Fellow
Unites States of America - Gender, equality woman-men, feminism - Socio-political issues of sport
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
World arms industry - EDTIB - Arms transfers - Export control - CSDP - NATO - Defence and security issues - Strategic affairs
Francis Perrin
Senior Research Fellow
Energy issues – Markets and Energy Prices – Geopolitics of Energy - Energy and Governance
Jean-Vincent Brisset
Associate 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
Rémi Bourgeot
Associate Research Fellow
Economics, Globalisation, Finance, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Energy, Industry
Marianne Péron-Doise
Associate Research Fellow
Strategic issues and alliances in Asia - Maritime security - Indo-Pacific - Defense and security policy in North-East Asia (Japan-Korea)
Nicolas Normand
Associate Research Fellow
Sub-Saharan Africa
Anne Sénéquier
Research Fellow
Global Health
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
David Weinberger
Associate Research Fellow
Illicit drugs trafficking and its geopolitics - Money laundering and the funding of terrorism - Tobacco smuggling
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
Frédéric Mauro
Associate Research Fellow
European Defence Policy - PeSCo
Caroline Roussy
Research Fellow
West Africa – Regional Integration – Border issues – G5-Sahel
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
Romuald Sciora
Associate Research Fellow
United Nations
Carole Gomez
Senior Research Fellow
International Sport Issues - Sport Diplomacy - Sport Integrity
Pierre Laboué
Research fellow
Geopolitics of Energy – Natural resource economics – Russia et CIS – Eastern Europe
Karim Pakzad
Associate Research Fellow
Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Iraq – Kurdish issue
Fabrice Debbasch
Associate Research Fellow
Innovation of defense systems - Scientific Issues - New technologies
Georges Lefeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
Afghanistan / Pakistan / India
Gérard Grizbec
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of religions
Philippe Steininger
Associate Research Fellow
Defence Policy - Nuclear Detterence - Aerospace issues – Military Programming and Operations – Aerospace Strategy
Magali Chelpi-den Hamer
Research Fellow
Humanitarian - Development - Decentralized cooperation - Armed conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa - Transitional Justice - Ivory Coast
Serge Michailof
Associate Research Fellow
Development of the so-called “fragile countries” – Post conflict reconstruction
Nathalie Ernoult
Research Fellow
Humanitarianism - Global Health
Pascal Boniface
Director of IRIS
Strategic issues – European security – Global power relationships – Nuclear issues – The French foreign policy
Jean de Gliniasty
Senior Research Fellow
Russia - CIS - French Diplomacy
Arnaud Dubien
Associate Research Fellow
Russia/CIS
David Rigoulet-Roze
Associate Research Fellow
South West Asia - Near and Middle East - Levant - Mesopotamia - Arabian Peninsula - Gulf Region
Antoine Petibon
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian Operations - Humanitarian Evaluation and Innovation - Strategy
Guillaume Long
Associate Research Fellow
Latin American politics, regionalism and security - Contemporary multilateralism
Estelle E. Brun
Associate Research Fellow
Sport activism – Racism, sexism and sport – Sport Diplomacy – Sport and identity
Pierrick Le Jeune
Associate Research Fellow
Asia, South-East Asia – Afghanistan – The reform of public administrations – Public services – NGOs
Henry Zipper de Fabiani
Associate Research Fellow
Balkans - Central Asia
Julia Tasse
Research Fellow
Climate change - Oceans and marine environments - Marine economy
Robert Chaouad
Research Fellow
The history of the European integration – The institutional evolution of the European Union – The European Union as a global actor
Éric Percheron
Associate Research Fellow
Compliance – Financial Security – Anti-money laundering – Cross border flows and country risks analysis
Marine Simoën
Associate Research Fellow
Natural Resources Economics – Raw materials – Renewable energy
Gaëtan Gorce
Associate Research Fellow
Contemporary issues faced by Europe (migratory flows, digital sovereignty...) - International employment laws
Alice Baillat
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of Climate Change - International Climate Negotiations - Bangladesh - South Asia
Luca Baccarini
Associate Research Fellow
World Energy Markets – Energy strategy: key actors and roles - European Energy Policy in EU - Finance and geopolitics
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