Europe, Strategy, Security

The Europe, Strategy, Security (ESS) Programme seeks to understand the political and strategic changes in taking place in Europe and in its regional environment. The Programme’s work focuses on the European Strategic Observatory, preparing studies, seminars and public conferences, and offering education and training in European issues. The Programme has a particular focus on: Europe as a political and strategic force; the psyche, culture and strategic priorities of European countries; strategic and security changes in its regional environment from the Sahel to the Baltic Sea; and approaches to power and strategy.

Linking PESCO and EDF: Mechanisms and Political Choices
Le point de vue de Edouard Simon, Alessandro Marrone
Restoring European Security: From Managing Relations to Principled Cooperation
Analysis by Olivier de France (IRIS), Günter Bächler, Alexandra Dienes, Thomas Greminger, Anna Gussarova, Hiski Haukkala, Andrey Kortunov, Łukasz Kulesa, Alexandra Martin, Zachary Paikin, Yauheni Preiherman, Sonja Stojanović Gajic, Fred Tanner, Nathalie Tocci, Tony van der Togt, Simon Weiß, Julie Wilhelmsen, for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in partnership with Globsec
Multiple security interests, multiple threats, one European response?
Le plan de relance européen : quels enjeux géopolitiques ?
European Security after Brexit. A British, French and German Perspective
Analysis by Jean-Pierre Maulny, Marius Müller-Hennig, Neil Melvin and Malcolm Chalmers, for the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in partnership with IRIS and RUSI
Is the European Union really unable to defend itself?
Le point de vue de Frédéric Mauro
Research Director
Olivier De France

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Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Federico Santopinto
Senior Research Fellow
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Frédéric Mauro
Associate Research Fellow
Patrick Chevallereau
Associate Research Fellow
Rémi Bourgeot
Associate Research Fellow
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Jacques-Pierre Gougeon
Senior Research Fellow
Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe
The ENGAGE project, which brings together 13 academic institutions and think tanks from across Europe, including IRIS, examines how the EU can effectively and sustainably meet strategic challenges by harnessing all of its tools to become a more assertive global actor. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme.
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