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.

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
The European Defence Fund: a Game Changer for European Defence Industrial Collaboration
par Gueorgui Ianakiev
National expectations regarding the European Defence Fund: The Polish Perspective
By Marcin Terlikowski, Head of the International Security Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Research Director
Olivier De France

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Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Edouard Simon
Senior Research Fellow
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Patrick Chevallereau
Associate Research Fellow
Robert Chaouad
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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