Defence Innovation: New Models and Procurement Implications

By Carlos Martí Sempere for Spain – By Jean-Pierre Devaux, President of Inovstra, and Gaspard Schnitzler, Research Fellow at IRIS, for France – By Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme at IAI, and Andrea Gilli, Senior Researcher at NATO Defense College, Affiliate at the CISAC, for Italy – By Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Senior Research Fellow at FIIA, for Finland

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.

#62 - The Spanish Case#63 - The French Case#64 - The Italian Case#65 - The Finnish CaseMore about Ares Group

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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European Security after Brexit. A British, French and German Perspective

Analysis by Jean-Pierre Maulny (IRIS), Marius Müller-Hennig (FES), Neil Melvin (RUSI) and Malcolm Chalmers (RUSI), for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in partnership with IRIS and RUSI – December 2020

Brexit poses a risk for European Security as the highly institutionalised relations based on EU membership change. This new publication analyses the security cooperation between Germany, France and the United Kingdom after Brexit.

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EU Defence Package: Defence Procurement and Intra-Community Transfers Directives

European Parliamentary Research Service Study – With the IRIS contributions of Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, and Dr Edouard Simon, Senior Fellow.

This study examines the implementation of the European Union (EU) defence package, which consists of the Defence Procurement Directive 2009/81/EC and the Intra-Community Transfers Directive 2009/43/EC, during the period from 2016 to 2020.


[Reports] Climate Security and the Strategic Energy Pathway in South and SouthEast Asia

The Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS – included IRIS) released two new reports, one on South Asia and the other on Southeast Asia, warning that climate change is threatening stability and security in the region, and calling for urgent action to both drastically reduce carbon emissions and prevent climate security risks.

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Climate Security in the Western Indian Ocean

By François GemenneSofia KabbejRoman MonangeJulia Tasse

The 14th Study Report (Rapport d’Etude) of the Observatory of Climate Change Impacts on Defence and Security focuses on environmental security risks in the Western Indian Ocean. Based on a risk matrix and suggesting operational recommendations to decision-makers, this report complements an Australian report on environmental risks in the Eastern Indian Ocean, following a presidential visit to Australia in 2018.


Covid-19 and the EDTIB: Impact and Policy Responses

By Dick Zandee (Clingendael Institute) for Netherlands, Alessandro Marrone (IAI) for Italy, Torben Schütz (DGAP) for Germany, Félix Arteaga (Real Instituto Elcano) for Spain, Sophia Becker (DGAP) for the US, Jean-Pierre Maulny (IRIS) for France – May/June 2020

ARES Group is launching a new series of comments dedicated to the impact of Covid-19 on the EDTIB and to the first measures taken by governments to help that industry. The scope of this series will probably be expanded to include non-European countries.

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[Report] European Jihad: Future of the Past?

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

This final report is a two year advocacy and research project. It is based on an updated unique dataset of 326 European jihadis (from 2015, the peak year of European jihadism).

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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).

Press releaseGlobal Go-To Think Tanks 2020
    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....
    Sport and International Relations
    Do Black Lives Really Matter in the Sport Industry?
    When people say Black Lives Matter, they’re not just speaking about police brutality. They’re also talking about the numerous systems and institutions that disproportionally devalue Black people. For example,...
    Feminist foreign policy
    Feminism is a project for radical transformation of society. But it can also take the shape of reform, whereby rights and resources are granted step-by-step to women through laws...
    Sport and International Relations
    Premier League and PPTV: Private Finances and UK-China Politics in Football
    Layne Vandenberg is a PhD student in the King’s College London and University of Hong Kong Joint PhD Programme. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan,...
    Sport and International Relations
    Israel’s Cycling Diplomacy
      Dr Yoav Dubinsky is an Instructor of Sports Business in the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. His research line focuses on country image, nation...
    Sport and International Relations
    How esports are embroiled in a geopolitical call of duty
    In a recent ranking of First Person Shooter games, the website identified ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ as one of the best ever. The website noted how the game...
    International Balances of Power and Globalisation
    Global Viruses and Goals
    > The trillion dollar question: When will this end? > The trillion euro question: What lessons will humanity learn? > The trillion yuan question: Which states will become the...
    Germany and nuclear sharing
    At a time when Germany has just bought American F-18s to ship NATO nuclear weapons, we thought it would be useful to publish this point of view of SPD...
    Sport and International Relations
    Nearly 20% of people in sports confronted with (in)direct match-fixing proposals
    Press release (EN)Communiqué
    Sport and International Relations
    FC Barcelona, from Global to Local. Challenges Ahead?
    Multiple security interests, multiple threats, one European response?
    Sport and International Relations
    Globalised Sport: The Challenges of Governance
    About « Handbook of Feminist Peace Research » by T. Väyrynen,S. Parashar, E. Féron & C. Confortini
    Sport and International Relations
    Soft Power Songs: PSG, Rap and the State of Qatar
    Ares Group
    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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    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
    Pierrick Le Jeune
    Associate Research Fellow
    Asia, South-East Asia – Afghanistan – The reform of public administrations – Public services – NGOs
    Emmanuel Hache
    Senior Fellow
    Natural Resources Economics – Energy issues and Development - Asia and NIC – International Monetary Affairs
    Alice Baillat
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of Climate Change - International Climate Negotiations - Bangladesh - South Asia
    Jean-Jacques Kourliandsky
    Associate Research Fellow
    Central and Latin America – External and security policies of the Ibero-American area
    Edouard Pflimlin
    Associate Research Fellow
    The Japanese defence policy – The strategic stakes in East Asia
    Caroline Roussy
    Research Fellow
    West Africa – Regional Integration – Border issues – G5-Sahel
    Julia Tasse
    Research Fellow
    Climate change - Oceans and marine environments - Marine economy
    Jeff Hawkins
    Associate Research Fellow
    US Foreign Policy
    Esther Schneider
    Associate Research Fellow
    Sub-Saharan Africa - Development Effectiveness and Finance - Governance - International Cooperation
    Jean-Paul Ghoneim
    Associate Research Fellow
    Gulf States
    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
    Frédéric Mauro
    Associate Research Fellow
    European Defence Policy - PeSCo
    Emmanuel Lincot
    Associate Research Fellow
    Political and Cultural History of Contemporary China - China / Middle East Relationships - China / Central Asia Relationships - China / France Relationships
    Jean-Pierre Maulny
    Deputy Director
    World arms industry - EDTIB - Arms transfers - Export control - CSDP - NATO - Defence and security issues - Strategic affairs
    Eilidh Kennedy
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
    Jean-Claude Allard
    Senior Research Fellow
    Defence and security policy – Operational concepts and the uses of force – Crisis management – Military aeronautics
    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
    Anne Sénéquier
    Research Fellow
    Global Health
    Francis Perrin
    Senior Research Fellow
    Energy issues – Markets and Energy Prices – Geopolitics of Energy - Energy and Governance
    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
    Éric Vernier
    Associate Research Fellow
    Money laundering – Business frauds – Sustainable development in the banking world
    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
    Sylvie Matelly
    Deputy Director
    Military spendings and defence budgets – Arms industries and restructuration – Globalisation and economic and strategic relations – European economy, economic policies
    Jean-Joseph Boillot
    Associate Research Fellow
    Indian Economy – Economy of the emerging countries – Asia/Africa Relations
    Fabrice Debbasch
    Associate Research Fellow
    Innovation of defense systems - Scientific Issues - New technologies
    Henry Zipper de Fabiani
    Associate Research Fellow
    Balkans - Central Asia
    Philippe Steininger
    Associate Research Fellow
    Defence Policy - Nuclear Detterence - Aerospace issues – Military Programming and Operations – Aerospace Strategy
    Romuald Sciora
    Associate Research Fellow
    United Nations
    Marine Simoën
    Associate Research Fellow
    Natural Resources Economics – Raw materials – Renewable energy
    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
    David Rigoulet-Roze
    Associate Research Fellow
    South West Asia - Near and Middle East - Levant - Mesopotamia - Arabian Peninsula - Gulf Region
    Gérard Grizbec
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of religions
    Thierry Coville
    Research Fellow
    Iran – Country risk
    Carole Gomez
    Senior 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
    Sofia Kabbej
    Research fellow
    Climat – Security – Risk prevention – International climate negociations – Governance of geoengineering
    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
    Rémi Bourgeot
    Associate Research Fellow
    Economics, Globalisation, Finance, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Energy, Industry
    Guillaume Long
    Associate Research Fellow
    Latin American politics, regionalism and security - Contemporary multilateralism
    Marie-Cécile Naves
    Senior Research Fellow
    Unites States of America - Gender, equality woman-men, feminism - Socio-political issues of sport
    Pierre Laboué
    Research fellow
    Geopolitics of Energy – Natural resource economics – Russia et CIS – Eastern Europe
    Christophe Ventura
    Senior Research Fellow
    Latin America – Civil society and Social movements
    Pascal Boniface
    Director of IRIS
    Strategic issues – European security – Global power relationships – Nuclear issues – The French foreign policy
    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
    Magali Chelpi-den Hamer
    Research Fellow
    Humanitarian - Development - Decentralized cooperation - Armed conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa - Transitional Justice - Ivory Coast
    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
    Robert Chaouad
    Research Fellow
    The history of the European integration – The institutional evolution of the European Union – The European Union as a global actor
    David Weinberger
    Associate Research Fellow
    Illicit drugs trafficking and its geopolitics - Money laundering and the funding of terrorism - Tobacco smuggling
    Patrice Moyeuvre
    Associate Research Fellow
    Turkey - Turkish Defence and Armament Issues
    François-Bernard Huyghe
    Senior Research Fellow
    Communications and economic intelligence – Cyber strategy - Terrorism
    Antoine Petibon
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian Operations - Humanitarian Evaluation and Innovation - Strategy
    Jacques Serba
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian action – Organisation and functioning of the NGOs – External action of the territorial authorities
    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
    Jean de Gliniasty
    Senior Research Fellow
    Russia - CIS - French Diplomacy
    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
    Karim Pakzad
    Associate Research Fellow
    Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Iraq – Kurdish issue
    Edouard Simon
    Senior Research Fellow
    European Union - European Defence - Defence Industry
    Luca Baccarini
    Associate Research Fellow
    World Energy Markets – Energy strategy: key actors and roles - European Energy Policy in EU - Finance and geopolitics
    Georges Lefeuvre
    Associate Research Fellow
    Afghanistan / Pakistan / India
    Pim Verschuuren
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of sports
    Nathalie Ernoult
    Research Fellow
    Humanitarianism - Global Health
    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
    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
    Patrick Chevallereau
    Associate Research Fellow
    Defence policy – Transatlantic relationship – NATO – Franco-British cooperation – Brexit – European defence – United States’ policy and politics – Maritime strategy
    Bastien Alex
    Associate Research Fellow
    Climate change – Energy issues – EU enlargment policy
    Serge Michailof
    Associate Research Fellow
    Development of the so-called “fragile countries” – Post conflict reconstruction
    Arnaud Dubien
    Associate Research Fellow
    Estelle E. Brun
    Research associate
    Sport activism ; racism, sexism and sport – Sport Diplomacy – Sport and identity
    Charles Thibout
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitical Issues of Artifical Intelligence - Cyber Strategy - International Political Economy - North America
    Gaspard Schnitzler
    Research Fellow
    Arms Industry - Arms and High-Technology Exports - Cooperative Arms Programmes - French and German Defence Policy – Europe Defence Programs – NATO
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