The World Climate and Security Report 2020

By the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), founded by the Center for Climate and Security, in partnership with IRIS, HCSS and Clingendael

While there has been progress over the past decades, with militaries and security institutions increasingly analyzing and incorporating climate change risks into their assessments, plans and policies, this report shows that the risks are increasingly urgent, and more must be done. This contributed to the report’s “Key Risks and Opportunities” findings.

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

The Global Go To Think Tanks 2019 is out! IRIS achieved a higher ranking compare to last year: 21th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 1,523); 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 8,248).

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Consent, dissent, misunderstandings. The Problem Landscape of Franco-German Defense Industrial Cooperation

Research Paper – By Jean-Pierre Maulny (IRIS) and Christian Mölling (DGAP) – January 2020

Defense industrial cooperation between Germany and France is beset by difficulties. In a series of interviews, government and industrial stakeholders from both countries have described the differences and misperceptions concerning the strategic political framework, defense exports, and defense industrial policies. These interviews have resulted in a problem landscape which can help stakeholders find solutions.

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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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