Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: National Perspectives

Ares Group publishes papers on armament and transatlantic relationships which supported the seminar “It’s time for the EU to fund defence: launching the EDF” held in Brussels on 8 October. These papers are written by Dick Zandee from the Clingendael Institute for the Netherlands, by Sylvie Matelly from IRIS for France, by Bastian Giegerich from IISS for Germany and by Margarita Šešelgytė from the Vilnius University for Baltic States.

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National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund

Ares Group publishes papers which supported the seminar “It’s time for the EU to fund defence: launching the EDF” held in Brussels on 8 October. These papers deal with the European Defence Fund and the interests of Sweden, Spain, Italy and Poland in the Fund as they are perceived by the authors, Per Olsson from the Swedish Research Defence Agency (FOI), Felix Arteaga from the Real Instituto Elcano, Alessandro Marrone from the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Marcin Terlikowski from the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM).

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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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Copper at the crossroads: Assessment of the interactions with the low carbon energy transition

Generate Project – Working Paper – By Clément Bonnet, Gondia Sokhna Seck, Emmanuel Hache, Marine Simoën, Samuel Carcanague – July 2019

The aim of this article is to assess the impact of copper availability on the energy transition and to answer the question whether copper could become critical to the power and the transport sectors due to the high copper content of low-carbon technologies compared to conventional technologies.

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The Geopolitics of Homophobia

Gender and Geopolictics Observatory – By Michel Maietta, Senior Rearch Fellow at IRIS –  July 2019

Homophobia is understood as the discrimination of all kinds against LGBT people. If “political homophobia” is already known as an effective operator for political duplicity in internal affairs, Michel Maietta explores further its manipulative power through the geopolitical lens. The author reminds how strategic LGBT rights protection is in the broader defence of human rights.

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[LAUNCH] International Military Council on Climate and Security

The Center for Climate and Security, Clingendael, the Planet Security Initiative, IRIS and the HCSS are pleased to announce the creation of a new « International Military Council on Climat and Security » (IMCCS).

The IMCCS will be a “standing” umbrella network of senior military leaders from across the globe that will meet regularly, produce an annual World Climate and Security Report, and drive communications and policy in support of actions on the security implications of a changing climate – at national, regional and international levels.

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Key Trends Affecting the European Defence Technological Industrial Base (EDTIB)

The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), together with a European consortium of think tanks led by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), is working on a project commissioned by the European Defence Agency to provide fresh analysis on the state of the EDTIB and its possible evolution in light of recent regional and global developments.

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IRIS 14th in Ranking of International Think Tanks on Defense and National Security

The Global Go To Think Tanks 2018 is out! IRIS ranked better overall than last year: 21th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 1,523); 18th in the “Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks” category, 29th in the “Top think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs” category (out of 8,162).

Press releaseGlobal Go-To Think Tanks 2018
    NATO is dead but Europe is sick
    Truth is sometimes unbearable to see. This is why Renaissance painters represented it under the allegory of a naked woman, decency requiring that one look the other way. Remember...
    International Balances of Power and Globalisation
    Facebook’s Libra: The Subprime Gold Standard
    The planned introduction of Libra raises both the issue of the multiplication of cryptocurrencies, their stability, and the role of digital giants like Facebook in global economic affairs. How...
    International Balances of Power and Globalisation
    European Public Opinion Three Decades After the Fall of Communism
    James Bell is Vice President of Global Strategy at Pew Research Center. He answers our questions after the seminar « A United Europe ? Social Change and Democracy after 1989 »...
    Trump is no warmonger
    The direct or indirect responsibility of Iran in the recent attacks on Saudi oil infrastructures seems undeniable. Regardless, Trump brushed aside the possibility of a military intervention against the...
    the Mediterranean region
    A look upon Turkey’s Future Nuclear Weapons Policy
    On 4th September 2019, President Erdoğan announced that it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons. With this statement, many questions sparked...
    Kabul responds no more
    What should we think of the spring maelstrom in which Afghanistan is struggling, more scattered and weakened than ever before? What words can be used to describe this exhausting,...
    the Mediterranean region
    A look upon Turkey’s Future Nuclear Weapons Policy
    Ares Group
    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
    Frédéric Mauro
    Associate Research Fellow
    European Defence Policy - PeSCo
    Francis Perrin
    Senior Research Fellow
    Energy issues – Markets and Energy Prices – Geopolitics of Energy - Energy and Governance
    Léonie Le Borgne
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian - Strategic analysis, global policy, international security, humanitarian disasters and crises, crisis anticipation, humanitarian ecosystem
    Jean-Claude Allard
    Senior Research Fellow
    Defence and security policy – Operational concepts and the uses of force – Crisis management – Military aeronautics
    Pierrick Le Jeune
    Associate Research Fellow
    Asia, South-East Asia – Afghanistan – The reform of public administrations – Public services – NGOs
    Hugo Decis
    Research Fellow
    European states' defence policies, Armament industries, Naval international affairs, Strategic maritime issues, Mediterranean and Indopacific areas
    Fabrice Debbasch
    Associate Research Fellow
    Innovation of defense systems - Scientific Issues - New technologies
    Patrice Moyeuvre
    Associate Research Fellow
    Turkey - Turkish Defence and Armament Issues
    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
    Romuald Sciora
    Associate Research Fellow
    United Nations
    Jean-Joseph Boillot
    Associate Research Fellow
    Indian Economy – Economy of the emerging countries – Asia/Africa Relations
    Luca Baccarini
    Associate Research Fellow
    World Energy Markets – Energy strategy: key actors and roles - European Energy Policy in EU - Finance and geopolitics
    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
    François-Bernard Huyghe
    Senior Research Fellow
    Communications and economic intelligence – Cyber strategy - Terrorism
    Pim Verschuuren
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of sports
    Karim Pakzad
    Research Fellow
    Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Iraq – Kurdish issue
    Nicolas Kazarian
    Associate Research Fellow
    The geopolitics of the religious factor – Orthodoxy and international relations –The European Union and the Mediterranean World
    Jean-Eric Branaa
    Associate Research Fellow
    American society and politics
    Gaëtan Gorce
    Associate Research Fellow
    Contemporary issues faced by Europe (migratory flows, digital sovereignty...) - International employment laws
    Guillermo Giarratana
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of Latin America (Non-State actors, Governments and Regional Latin American institutions) - Humanitarian Issues
    Samuel Carcanague
    Research Fellow
    Central Asia - Russia - Energy - Security - Belt and Road Initiative - Renewable energy
    Alice Baillat
    Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of Climate Change - International Climate Negotiations - Bangladesh - South Asia
    Christophe Ventura
    Senior Research Fellow
    Latin America – Civil society and Social movements
    Julia Tasse
    Research Fellow
    Climate change - Oceans and marine environments - Marine economy
    Jeff Hawkins
    Associate Research Fellow
    US Foreign Policy
    Georges Lefeuvre
    Associate Research Fellow
    Afghanistan / Pakistan / India
    Esther Schneider
    Associate Research Fellow
    Sub-Saharan Africa - Development Effectiveness and Finance - Governance - International Cooperation
    David Rigoulet-Roze
    Associate Research Fellow
    South West Asia - Near and Middle East - Levant - Mesopotamia - Arabian Peninsula - Gulf Region
    Pascal Boniface
    Director of IRIS
    Strategic issues – European security – Global power relationships – Nuclear issues – The French foreign policy
    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
    Thierry Coville
    Research Fellow
    Iran – Country risk
    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
    Michel Maietta
    Senior Research Fellow
    Geopolitics, developpement and humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
    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
    Antoine Petibon
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian Operations - Humanitarian Evaluation and Innovation - Strategy
    Jean de Gliniasty
    Senior Research Fellow
    Russia - CIS - French Diplomacy
    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
    Carole Gomez
    Research Fellow
    International Sport Issues - Sport Diplomacy - Sport Integrity
    Philippe Hugon
    Former 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
    Bastien Alex
    Research Fellow
    Climate change – Energy issues – EU enlargment policy
    Charles Thibout
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitical Issues of Artifical Intelligence - Cyber Strategy - International Political Economy - North America
    Serge Michailof
    Associate Research Fellow
    Development of the so-called “fragile countries” – Post conflict reconstruction
    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
    Béligh Nabli
    Senior Research Fellow
    International law - European Union - Mutations in the Arab World
    Jean-Pierre Maulny
    Deputy Director
    World arms industry - EDTIB - Arms transfers - Export control - CSDP - NATO - Defence and security issues - Strategic affairs
    Nathalie Ernoult
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarianism - Global Health
    Jacques Serba
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian action – Organisation and functioning of the NGOs – External action of the territorial authorities
    Edouard Pflimlin
    Associate Research Fellow
    The Japanese defence policy – The strategic stakes in East Asia
    Pierre Colomina
    Research Fellow
    Defence policy of European countries – Arms industry – Naval defence industry – Western Balkans and defence issues.
    Eilidh Kennedy
    Research Fellow
    Humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
    Anne Sénéquier
    Associate Research Fellow
    Global Health
    Marie-Cécile Naves
    Associate Research Fellow
    Unites States of America - Gender, equality woman-men, feminism - Socio-political issues of sport
    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
    China – International Relations of Asia – China/Europe and China/France – China Global investment – Public Diplomacy
    Karim Émile 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
    Arnaud Dubien
    Associate Research Fellow
    Guillaume Long
    Associate Research Fellow
    Latin American politics, regionalism and security - Contemporary multilateralism
    Marine Simoën
    Associate Research Fellow
    Natural Resources Economics – Raw materials – Renewable energy
    Fabien Carlet
    Research Fellow
    Defence and Security - French Foreign, Defence and security policies – CFSP, CSDP, EU/NATO relations - Arctic – Polar Geopolitics
    Rémi Bourgeot
    Associate Research Fellow
    Economics, Globalisation, Finance, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Energy, Industry
    Sylvie Matelly
    Deputy Director
    Military spendings and defence budgets – Arms industries and restructuration – Globalisation and economic and strategic relations – European economy, economic policies
    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
    Robert Chaouad
    Research Fellow
    The history of the European integration – The institutional evolution of the European Union – The European Union as a global actor
    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
    Caroline Roussy
    Research Fellow
    West Africa – Regional Integration – Border issues – G5-Sahel
    Emmanuel Hache
    Senior Fellow
    Natural Resources Economics – Energy issues and Development - Asia and NIC – International Monetary Affairs
    Éric Vernier
    Associate Research Fellow
    Money laundering – Business frauds – Sustainable development in the banking world
    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
    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
    Philippe Steininger
    Associate Research Fellow
    Defence Policy - Nuclear Detterence - Aerospace issues – Military Programming and Operations – Aerospace Strategy
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