The (R)evolution of Defence Innovation Models: Rationales and Consequences

By Prof. Dr. Valérie Merindol, Professor of Innovation, and Prof. Dr. David W. Versailles, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation Studies, Paris School of Business

This Policy Paper investigates recent evolutions in Defence-related innovation management, and its reorganisation towards joint efforts operating user-centric innovation and open innovation rationales in parallel to more traditional perspectives framed by the (top-down) management of technologies.

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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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Armament and Transatlantic Relationships: National Perspectives

Ares Group publishes papers on armament and transatlantic relationships. They 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, by Margarita Šešelgytė from the Vilnius University for Baltic States, by Ester Sabatino from IAI for Italy, by Tania Latici from EPRS for Romania, and by Kristian Søby Kristensen and Niels Byrjalsen from the University of Copenhagen for Denmark.

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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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[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 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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    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...
    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...
    Sport and International Relations
    Introduction to Grassroots Sport Diplomacy
    IRIS is partnering ISCA on this brand new project, co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme. Its aim is to explore grassroots sport diplomacy. ISCA and IRIS...
    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...
    Sport and International Relations
    Athlete Activism from Black Power in 1968 to Today’s Black Lives Matter
    Sport and International Relations
    Playing games in the Gulf: how GCC Nations use Sport to build power and position
    Sport and International Relations
    Football, Diplomacy and Identity Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
    Sport and International Relations
    Spain’s red flags: Media Representations of the Nation(s) following La Roja’s Victory in the 2010 World Cup
    Sport and International Relations
    Globalised Hoops: The NBA and International Relations
    Ares Group
    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
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    Director of IRIS
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    David Rigoulet-Roze
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    Charles Thibout
    Associate Research Fellow
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    Associate Research Fellow
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    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
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    Marie-Cécile Naves
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    Unites States of America - Gender, equality woman-men, feminism - Socio-political issues of sport
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    Associate Research Fellow
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