United States 2024 : the Election and Political Danger
Wednesday, October 4th 2023 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
IRIS in collaboration with The Academy of Political Science, The Social Policy Program at SIPA – Columbia University, and UQAM, cordially invites you to the inaugural conference of the Political and Geostrategic Observatory of the United States. With Pascal Boniface, Ester Fuchs, Frédérick Gagnon, Marie-Cécile Naves, Robert Shapiro. Session Chairman: Romuald Sciora.Read moreRegistrer to conference onsiteVideoconference registration
[Policy paper] The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the European Defense Market
By Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, IRIS
This note offers an analysis of the consequences of the war in Ukraine on the structuring of the defence market in Europe.Read
[Working paper] Case Studies of the EU’s Actions in the Field of Conflict Resolution, Prevention and Mediation
By Federico Santopinto, Louise Souverbie, Gustavo Müller, Gustavo Ramírez Buchheister, Ester Sabatino & Cornelius AdebahrRead
[Comment] What future European Defence and Technological Industrial Basis (EDTIB) do we want/need? The Italian case
By Ester Sabatino, Research Analyst, Defence and Military Analysis, IISS-Europe
Dealing with the case of Italy, this comment investigates the kind of EDTIB Italy intends to promote at the EU level. It highlights that the maintenance and development of local know-how and expertise is a cornerstone of the Italian industrial policy, and that the importance of cooperation with international partners and likeminded countries is a characterizing feature of the Italian approach.ReadMore about ARES Group
[Policy Paper] Russia’s war against Ukraine: A new impetus for the harmonisation of European arms export policies?
By Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, Director of the Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme (SIPRI), Pia Fuhrhop, Deputy Head of Research Division (SWP), Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director (IRIS), and Christian Mölling, Deputy Director (DGAP)
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 confronted European arms export policies with a unique crisis. This policy paper compares the arms export policies and export control rules of Germany, France, and Sweden, and examines their objectives, how the war in Ukraine has affected their perception of arms exports, and how changes to their arms export policies could impact European harmonisation of export controls.ReadMore about Ares Group
Climate change and hotspots of conflict around the world
By Marine de Guglielmo Weber, Julia Tasse and Yente Thienpont, for The Defence & Climate Observatory coordinated by IRIS under the contract carried out on behalf of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces’ DGRIS.
This note analyses four regions: Central, West and East Africa ; the Middle East and North Africa, and Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific ; Latin America. Each of the regions is studied through a general analysis of climate-conflict issues on a regional scale; a focus point on a state or sub-region and a foresight scenario on a state or sub-region.Read the noteExecutive SummaryThe ObservatoryFrench version
[Podcast] European Military Budgets after the War in Ukraine: More Cohesion of Fragmentation
The ARES Podcast Series offers a new and original format to encourage fresh strategic thinking in the field of European defence industrial policies.
This serie of podcasts aims at analysing the increases of post Ukraine defence budgets in several European countries. It raises the following issue : would these increases in defence budgets lead to more cohesion or to more fragmentation of the defence industry ?All episodesThe Belgian caseThe Italian caseThe German Case
The World Climate and Security Report 2022. Decarbonized Defense: The Need for Clean Military Power in the Age of Climate Change
By the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Security, Council on Strategic Risks, the Clingendael Institute, the Hague Center for Strategic Studies and IRIS.
This report warns that militaries must accelerate efforts toward net zero to achieve a win-win-win: minimize fossil fuel-related operational vulnerabilities, undermine petro-dictators like Vladimir Putin, and combat climate change. It was released June 7th 2022.ReadMore about the IMCCS