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.

European military budgets after the war in Ukraine : more cohesion or fragmentation? The Dutch case
Ares Podcast with Dick Zandee, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Security Unit at the Clingendael Institute. Hosted by Gaspard Schnitzler, Research Fellow at IRIS.
Rupture stratégique : la « Zeitenwende » remise en question
Par Jéronimo L. S. Barbin, chercheur-doctorant au ZMSBw
Developing Assessment Criteria for Defence Cooperation
A working paper published by ENGAGE and written by Ester Sabatino, Edouard Simon, Fara Breuer & Juliette Renaut.
The Untenable Simplicity of the European Defence Equation
L’insoutenable simplicité de l’équation de la défense européenne
Possible Dynamics of UK-EU Defence Relations after Brexit
La Zeitenwende : un changement d’époque pour la politique de défense allemande ?
Par Charline Runge, assistante de recherche à l‘ECFR
Senior Research Fellow at IRIS, Head of the Europe, Strategy, Security Programme
Federico Santopinto

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Federico Santopinto
Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Europe, Strategy and Security Programme
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Gaspard Schnitzler
Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Defence and Security Industry Programme
Louise Souverbie
Research Fellow
Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Jean-Marc Vigilant
Associate Research Fellow
Frédéric Mauro
Associate Research Fellow
Jacques-Pierre Gougeon
Senior Research Fellow
Patrick Chevallereau
Associate Research Fellow
Rémi Bourgeot
Associate 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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